What is recycled water?

Recycled water is defined in the California Water Code as "…water which, as a result of treatment of waste, is suitable for a direct beneficial use or a controlled use that would not otherwise occur and is therefore considered a valuable resource. Basically, recycled water is highly treated wastewater that is reused for purposes such as agricultural and landscape irrigation, industrial processes, toilet flushing, or replenishing groundwater basins."

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1. What is recycled water?
2. What is recycled water used for?
3. Is recycled water regulated?
4. Is recycled water safe to drink?
5. Is recycled water safe for children playing in parks?
6. How will I know if a site is being watered with recycled water?