Reclaimed Water Usage

Acceptable Uses

The level of treatment received by reclaimed water makes it acceptable for the following uses:

  • Irrigating lawns and most landscaping.
  • Use in fountains and decorative pools (they must be clearly marked as containing reclaimed water).

Unsuitable Uses

The degree of treatment required for the use of reclaimed water makes it unsuitable for the following purposes:

  • Consumption by humans.
  • Bathing, cooking or toilet flushing in residential dwellings.
  • Interconnection with any other water source.
  • Recreational use involving body contact (i.e. swimming pools or outdoor showers).
  • Irrigation of vegetables or other edible crops which are not peeled, cooked or thermally processed before being consumed.
  • Above-ground hose bib connections where a hose might be mistakenly used for any of the above.