Offering free recycled water – A smart and sustainable choice for residential and commercial users
Elk Grove, CA – On May 22, 2017, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) will re-open its Recycled Water Fill Station for the 2017 season. The fill station is located at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Elk Grove. Recycled water offers residential and commercial users a free, safe and sustainable choice to irrigate lawns, gardens and landscaping or for dust control or other permitted uses. Continue reading
Agency totals since opening.
Water agencies across the state are lowering their water conservation targets and as I’ve seen around my neighborhood, some homeowners are back to over-watering their grass by flooding their front yard and watering the sidewalk. It would appear that mandatory water use cuts last year have become just a thing of the past.
As water use requirements drop, many agencies have wondered how this will impact residential recycled water fill station operations. Will recycled water haulers who visit any of the 22 recycled water fill stations in the state continue to fill up or revert back to using their sprinklers? How has activity changed month over month or year over year? We’ll show you the numbers.
Last month Governor Jerry Brown decided that water conservation standards could be reduced, despite 95% of the state still being in some level of drought. With these reductions, homeowners were allowed to increase their landscape irrigation.
We discovered however, that interest in residential recycled water fill stations has increased as well and with it, demand is growing once again. Hauling recycled water saves drinking water and “it’s the right thing to do.”
This month we’ve taken a different approach to our normal fill station stats article. We’ve reached out to a few of the agencies that provide data to this blog to ask a simple question “What else does <agency name> do with recycled water?”
The results blew our socks off.
You’ve seen our map and you know we track Residential Recycled Water Fill Stations in the state of California. But did you know there are many that closed this winter that plan to re-open this summer?
I’ve spent the past few days calling each one and have great news! Most of your favorite fill stations have decided to turn the taps back on and will be opening or expanding their hours starting in May 2016. Which fill stations are they? Read on for details.
Updated 4/22/16: Delta Diablo to re-open on April 30, 2016 @ 9:00AM