The term water recycling is generally used synonymously with water reclamation and water reuse.
Gray water, or gray water, is reusable wastewater from residential, commercial and industrial bathroom sinks, bath tub shower drains, and clothes washing equipment drains.
For more information about the survey or to make changes, visit the California State Water Resources Water Recycling Funding Program.
The Experience at Koele Golf Course, on the Island of Lanai, has used recycled water for irrigation since 1994.
In California, Mono Lake's water quality and natural resources were progressively declining from lack of stream flow.
In 1994, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was required to stop diverting one-fifth of the water it historically exported from the basin.An analysis to help municipalities and utilities advance their efforts to develop potable reuse projects and inform federal, state and local agencies and key stakeholders about how they can support the expansion of potable water reuse across the United States.With recent advances in technology and design, treating municipal wastewater and reusing it for drinking water, irrigation, industry, and other applications could significantly increase the nation's total available water resources, particularly in coastal areas facing water shortages, says a new report from the National Research Council.The Metro Water District and participating water providers have replaced over 135,000 old, inefficient toilets in metro Atlanta with more efficient models through a retrofit program that began in 2008.Learn more Educational Resources by category and audience so you can easily find what you need, whether you are a government or utility looking for technical information, or students and educators looking for activities and lesson plans.Of that amount, 29% is used towards agricultural irrigation, 18% towards landscape irrigation, 5% towards groundwater recharge, and less than 1 percent for indirect potable reuse.Because the number of agencies who initially responded to the survey was limited, water and wastewater agencies are encouraged to update the survey by providing changes or adding new information.While recycling is a term generally applied to aluminum cans, glass bottles, and newspapers, water can be recycled as well.Water recycling is reusing treated wastewater for beneficial purposes such as agricultural and landscape irrigation, industrial processes, toilet flushing, and replenishing a ground water basin (referred to as ground water recharge).The pond shown is recycled water, as is all the water used to irrigate this world-class golf course in the state of Hawaii.The Irvine Ranch Water District provides recycled water for toilet flushing in high rise buildings in Irvine, California.