Water Recycling is Key to Our Future
Glass and paper aren’t the only things we recycle in Southern California. Did you know water gets recycled too? Check out Southern California Water Coalition’s new three-part video series all about water recycling and how it helps us plan for a sustainable water future.
In this series, we find out what water recycling is, how safe it is, and how it is used and will be used in the future. As state and local leaders look for ways to help us cope with extreme droughts and floods, rising temperatures, depleted groundwater basins and more, using more recycled water just makes sense.
Each short video is a great primer on the basics of water recycling and its importance as part of a diverse set of solutions employed by water agencies and local government to stretch our limited water resources as far as possible. The bite-sized videos are meant to be shared, so be sure to pass them along to your family and friends who may want to learn more about smart, innovative ideas for sustainability.
Want to learn more about recycled water? Check out these terrific resources by SCWC partners.
- Water Research Foundation Water Reuse webpage
- WateReuse Association’s Water Reuse 101 webpage
- WateReuse Association California Chapter
- Local California Chapters of the WateReuse Association
- State Water Resources Control Board Recycled Water Policy webpage
- Eastern Municipal Water District Recycled Water Service webpage
- Inland Empire Utilities Agency Recycled Water webpage
- Los Angeles County Public Works Recycled Water webpage
- Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Hyperion Water Reuse and Resiliency Program webpage
- Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center webpage
- San Diego County Water Authority Water Recycling webpage
- Santa Margarita Water District Water Recycling webpage
Take a virtual tour of some of the region’s advanced water treatment and recycled water facilities:
- City of San Diego Pure Water Demonstration Facility Virtual Tour
- Santa Margarita Water District’s Trampas Canyon Dam & Recycled Water Reservoir Virtual Tour
- Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Triunfo Demonstration Facility
This video series was made possible through generous funding provided by the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power and the work of the dedicated members of SCWC’s Water Recycling Task Force video subcommittee. Subcommittee members included representatives from Carollo Engineers, Eastern Municipal Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Los Angeles County Public Works, Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, San Diego County Water Authority, Santa Margarita Water District, UCLA, and Water Research Foundation. The water experts teamed up with the video and storytelling experts at Epipheo to produce the series.