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California has just experienced what may be the worst drought of the last 500 years. If history is a guide, however, the next drought may be just around the corner and we need to be prepared. WateReuse California is actively engaged in working with our appointed and elected officials to pass legislation and develop regulations that will accelerate the implementation of both non-potable and potable reuse.
Drinking Water Supply
Droughts are likely to particularly affect the 66 percent of Americans whose communities depend on surface water. This article address issues that affect drinking water supply and sanitation in the United States.
Reclaimed or recycled water (also called wastewater reuse or water reclamation) is the process of converting wastewater into water that can be reused for other purposes. Reuse may include irrigation of gardens and agricultural fields or replenishing surface waterand groundwater (i.e., groundwater recharge). Reused water may also be directed toward fulfilling certain needs in residences (e.g. toilet flushing), businesses, and industry, and could even be treated to reach drinking water standards. This last option is called either "direct potable reuse" or "indirect potable" reuse, depending on the approach used.
California Proposition 218
This article is about California Proposition 218 and its various provisions. Proposition 218, called the "Right to Vote on Taxes Act, revolutionized local and regional government finance in California.