Will the recycled water be safe for children playing in parks?
Yes, over 1,600 sites in 22 states are irrigated with recycled water. The water is treated to a quality that can be used to supply a recreational lake used for boating and swimming. The California Department of Public Health has determined that the water is essentially “pathogen free.” In other words this water is carefully monitored and cleaner and safer than water at most beaches.

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1. What is recycled water?
2. Where does recycled water come from?
3. What kind of water will the Water Reuse Plant produce?
4. Is Recycled Water Safe?
5. How is recycled water made?
6. Where is Santa Rosa Regional Reuse System’s recycled water currently used?
7. With an expanded reuse program, how else will recycled water be used?
8. Why is water recycling important?
9. Will the recycled water be safe for children playing in parks?
10. Is recycled water safe to drink?
11. Who develops the health standards for recycled water?
12. Is the use of recycled water mandatory?
13. Could recycled water get mixed with Santa Rosa’s drinking water?
14. How will I know if the water I see irrigating parks and other outdoor spaces is drinking water or recycled water?
15. What kind of technical support can recycled water customers expect?