Potable Reuse: A New Water Resource for California

Heal the Ocean's new white paper shows the promise of potable reuse as a significant supply of safe, affordable, and environmentally sustainable water for California.

Heal the Ocean and other organizations have called for expanded recycled water use both locally and statewide to combat the drought in California. This paper examines the most advanced form of water recycling available to date – potable reuse – and its benefits as compared to alternative water supplies. This is a well researched primer on all facets of indirect potable reuse – including the technologies employed, studies on the safety of water produced in these projects, its cost and energy use, and successful projects in California.