CURRENT PRACTICES IN WATER REUSE
& WATER RECYCLING
DID YOU KNOW?
In the United States, water recycling has been used for over 40 years for so many things!
In California, farmers are already using recycled water for crop irrigation. Jim Quist, a third generation farmer from Fresno, California, is one of many that have been using it for years. This short commercial highlights his current practices as he shares his understanding of the need for using recycled water to sustain business, especially during times of drought.
California and Florida are the top producers of recycled water and follow strict guidelines and regulations for the protection of public health. As population grows and the demand on our water sources increase, recycled water as an alternative water source for crop irrigation is a viable and often cost effective solution on a national level.
The U.S. is not the only user of recycled water. In fact, Israel, a leader in water reuse in arid climates has been using recycled water for agricultural irrigation for many years. They published a study, Economic Implications of Agricultural Reuse of Treated Wastewater in Israel, showing the use of recycled water for the irrigation of crops is a safe and economically effective management strategy.