Recycled water to be added to California’s reservoirs in the future

In California, United States (U.S.), the state’s water regulation agency has just given their approval on new measures that will allow water that has run through the sewers – recycled water – to be added to the reservoirs in the state, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The new regulations are slated to come into effect in 2023.

The new regulations, according to Miryam Barajas from the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Board, have the potential to impact all of the state’s 36 reservoirs that serve as the state’s main source of municipal potable water.

Presently, the board is in the process of implementing “direct potable use”, by which recycled and treated water is directly added to the drinking water system.