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Fresno, Clovis Plan To Mix Recycled Sewer Water For Drinking

If you’ve been to Disneyland, Cambria, many parts of Los Angeles, then you most likely had a swig of highly treated recycled water. Recycled water meaning, yes, it was once in a sewage treatment plant. For many years this recycled water has helped Orange County meet the needs of its growing population and reduce the toll on its declining aquifers. Soon, the same kind of water may be coming to Clovis and Fresno’s drinking water. Fresno and Clovis have sewage treatment plants equipped to recycle water to a level that meets state drinking water standards. For now, neither city is using the water for drinking because of state rules. Both cities irrigate landscaping with the water. Fresno is starting a pilot program for downtown, southwest Fresno and Roeding Park landscaping. For nearly 10 years, Clovis has been using the highly treated water from its water reuse plant for landscaping, too. Now, Clovis and Fresno are planning the next steps. They are among 22 California agencies working
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