Where does our wastewater go?

The Santa Rosa Water Reuse Plant (located on Llano Road) takes wastewater from homes, businesses and industry located within the city of Santa Rosa along with the other partners in the Santa Rosa Subregional Water Reuse System. Over 500 miles of underground pipes brings our wastewater to the treatment plant where water goes through three stages of treatment prior to disinfection, storage, and reclamation. The recycled water that leaves the Water Reuse Plant is a high quality, tertiary-treated water that is safe for many reuse options.

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1. How does the Wastewater Collection System Work?
2. Where does our wastewater go?
3. What is inflow and infiltration?
4. Why is inflow and infiltration a problem?
5. What is an erroneous connection to the wastewater system?
6. How does Santa Rosa Water identify inflow and infiltration?
7. How can inflow and infiltration be prevented?
8. What are Sewer backups/blocks and how are they prevented?