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Useful Reference Links

Below are useful links for learning more about the benefits and many uses of recycled water in our community and others.

WateReuse Association (WateReuse)
A national organization dedicated to increasing the beneficial use of recycled water.
http://www.watereuse.org

See Technical Information and Resources page for more helpful links http://www.watereuse.org/techres.htm

Agricultural Irrigation Using Recycled Water

Recycled Water Saves California Farms (an article from BioCycle Journal of Composting and Organics Recycling)
After studies show no viable microorganisms in tertiary treated wastewater, growers in Salinas Valley now get two-thirds of their agricultural water needs from recycled sources.
http://www.environmental-center.com/articles/article1000/article1000.htm

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Agricultural Water Reuse
http://www.epa.gov/watrhome/you/agric.html

Water Reuse in Hawaii
Water reuse in Hawaii has been primarily relegated to agricultural irrigation and irrigation of golf courses and other large landscaped areas.
http://www.hwea.org/wtrreuse.htm

Urban Water Reuse

Marin Municipal Water District
How the water district is maximizing their supplies through reuse and conservation.
http://www.marinwater.org

Redwood City's Recycled Water Project
Q&A about this project and about water reuse in general.
http://www.redwoodcity.org/publicworks/water/recycling/faqs.htm

South Bay Water Recycling (SBWR)
An introduction to SBWR's water recycling program.
http://www.sanjoseca.gov/sbwr/about.htm

There is No New Water - by Frances Spivey-Weber
An article that focuses on reclaiming highly treated water from sewage treatment plants and putting it back into use.
http://www.monolake.org/socalwater/nonewwater.htm

Town of Windsor - Recycled Water Communities
A brief description of the ways various communities are using recycled water.
http://www.ci.windsor.ca.us/3089.html

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Water Recycling and Reuse: The Environmental Benefits
http://www.epa.gov/region09/water/recycling/index.html

Conservation

Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
Water conservation and recycling
http://www.acwanet.com//mediazone/waterfacts/view.asp?ID=49

California Urban Water Conservation Council
The Council has put together an extensive and impressive list of links on topics ranging from landscaping tips to current trends in water policy.
http://www.cuwcc.org/links.htm

California Water Service Group
Information and tips on water conservation.
http://www.calwater.com/Conservation.html

The City of Santa Rosa Water Conservation Web Site
Learn more about what Santa Rosa is doing do conserve water.
http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/default.aspx?PageId=2308

WaterInfo.org
Another great source for indoor and outdoor water conservation tips.
http://www.waterinfo.org/cnsrv.html

Water Science for Schools
This site from the U.S. Geological Survey provides information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
http://wwwga.usgs.gov/edu

Water Wiser
Sponsored by the American Water Works Association, the Water Wiser is a great source of water conservation and efficiency information.
http://waterwiser.org

Regulatory Compliance

Army Corps of Engineers - San Francisco's Regulatory Branch (Section 404 - Wetlands)
http://www.spn.usace.army.mil/regulatory

California Code of Regulations
http://ccr.oal.ca.gov

California Department of Fish and Game
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/1600

California Department of Health Services
http://www.dhs.ca.gov

California Department of Water Resources
Division of Planning & Local Assistance offers Q&A on Best Management Practices and preparing and submitting urban water management plans.
http://wwwdpla.water.ca.gov/urban/water_management/waterman.html

North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/rwqcb1

United States Fish & Wildlife Service (Endangered Species Act)
http://www.fws.gov