What are the benefits of using recycled water?

Using recycled water for irrigation helps to conserve drinking water supplies and provides a drought-resistant water supply to the Napa area for agricultural and landscaping irrigation. It can also protect the groundwater table when recycled water is used in place of groundwater pumping. Use of recycled water can also protect community and private investments in parks and landscaping during times of drought. Utilizing recycled water is also environmentally beneficial because it allows reuse of this valuable resource in place of discharge of treated wastewater into the Napa River.

Recycled water can also conserve energy when it is used in place of imported water sources that require significant amounts of energy for pumping. This conserved energy translates into a reduction in the carbon footprint when recycled water is used for irrigation. Recycled water also provides a significant portion of the nutrients needed by crops and landscaping, including nitrogen, phosphorus, and micronutrients, which can reduce the need for synthetic fertilizers.

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1. What is recycled water?
2. Who sets health standards for recycled water?
3. How can recycled water be used?
4. What will happen if children or pets come into contact with recycled water?
5. How is recycled water kept separate from potable water?
6. What are the benefits of using recycled water?
7. What is the cost of recycled water?
8. How reliable is the recycled water supply?
9. Where is recycled water available?
10. When is recycled water available?
11. Is recycled water available in the Coombsville / Milliken-Sarco-Tulocay (MST) area?