Recycled water has been used in Santa Clara County since the 1970s for a variety of non-drinking purposes, such as landscaping, agricultural and industrial uses. All recycled water produced in Santa Clara County meets or exceeds water quality standards set by the state and is treated and monitored based on its intended uses.
Non-Potable Uses (non-drinkable)
Potable Uses (drinking purposes)
We have the potential to use purified water to supplement our drinking water supply. While we are not yet using purified water for drinking purposes in Santa Clara County, here are some use alternatives for the future.