Recycled water keeps landscapes healthy

Updated July 24, 2020
Recycled water keeps landscapes healthy

All water is recycled and reused as a part of the natural water cycle. But, in Roseville, we speed up that process. Golf courses, city parks, street medians and even our Roseville Electric Utility use recycled water, which centers around purifying wastewater and using it for landscape irrigation or for industrial uses.

Recycled water use is a norm in many Southern California communities but not as common as you head north. In fact, we are the largest provider among only a few local agencies that offer recycled water for their communities.

Since the early 1990s, a very forward-thinking Roseville began installing purple pipes in the central and western portions of Roseville as an alternative to drinking water resources.

It’s great for the environment because it lets us keep landscapes healthy without having to use drinking water. It also serves as another water resource as part of our growing portfolio to ensure we have reliable supplies now and into the future.

Roseville has two regional wastewater plants where we produce recycled water. With more than 135 sites (and growing) that use recycled water, we deliver one billion gallons annually.

What does one billion gallons of water look like?

The giant man-made lake that fronts the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada is five acres in size and holds 22,000,000 gallons of water. One billion gallons is equivalent to nearly 46 Bellagio Fountains.

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