Dublin Mayor David Haubert accepts the Recycled Water Customer of the Year Award, which recognizes the city’s extensive use and strong support of recycled water, from WateReuse California on March 20, 2017.

DUBLIN, CA – Water recycling experts and advocates from across California honored the City of Dublin today for using recycled water in nearly all city parks and street medians and for partnering with Dublin San Ramon Services District in requiring land developers to install recycled water irrigation. DSRSD, which provides water service in Dublin, nominated the city as Recycled Water Customer of the Year, an award given annually by WateReuse California to organizations that significantly advance the use of recycled water. Mayor David Haubert accepted the award at a ceremony in San Diego.

“More than 20 years ago, Dublin’s leaders recognized their general plan could not be realized without recycled water,” says DSRSD Board President Richard Halket. “The city’s strong support for DSRSD’s recycled water program has helped diversify the region’s water supply and permanently reduce demand for imported water.”

City of Dublin and Dublin San Ramon Services District leaders introduce recycled water irrigation at the Dublin Sports Grounds, on September 11, 1999. As a result of the city’s strong support, recycled water use has spread citywide, saving 464 million gallons of potable water in 2016, enough to serve 5,000 families.

In 2016, more than 90 percent of the water used for Dublin’s municipal operations was recycled water. Dublin also has worked closely with DSRSD in requiring developers to install purple recycled water distribution pipes in new Dublin developments since 1993 and in retrofitting irrigation in established areas of the city since 2012. As a result, recycled water irrigation has spread citywide, not only at parks, sports grounds, street medians, and the civic center, but also at schools, shopping centers, apartment complexes, business parks, churches, and homeowner association common areas.

Founded in 1953, Dublin San Ramon Services District serves 173,000 people, providing potable and recycled water service to Dublin and the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon, wastewater collection and treatment to Dublin and south San Ramon, and wastewater treatment to Pleasanton (by contract). The District office is located at 7051 Dublin Blvd., Dublin, CA 94568. For more information visit www.dsrsd.com.

Originally posted on 3/20/2017: https://www.dsrsd.com/Home/Components/News/News/1328/405