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What is Reclaimed Water?

Reclaimed water is treated wastewater that is safe and suitable for a purpose that would use other water resources. It is classified according to the source from which it originated. It may come from either domestic or industrial activities. 

How Can Reclaimed Water Be Used?

Reclaimed water has two major purposes, direct and indirect use.

Reclaimed Wastewater

The west coast deals with the scarcity of water. Water conservation is important, the use of retreated water and wastewater is becoming more and more valuable. Treated water is being used throughout the country to serve many purposes. A lot goes towards watering golf courses, landscaping, public road services; etc. There are even power plants that use reclaimed water as a cooling agent for equipment. 

Just to name a few more examples of reclaimed wastewater:

  • Carwash
  • Concrete mixing
  • Artificial lakes
  • Public parks (Sporting facilities)
  • Water for flushing toilets
  • Air conditioners
  • Dust control

Potable Water

You may have heard of the term “potable water.” Potable water is known as drinking water and comes from surface water and groundwater sources. This water is treated to levels that meet the state and federal requirements for consumption. According to the Bluefield Research team, “Municipal utility wastewater reuse will increase by 61% by the year 2025.”

Clean water is essential to our health, economy, and our communities. Imagine what life would be like if clean water was not possible.  

Examples of Potable Water:

  • Surface water (Lakes, rivers, or reservoirs)
  • Ground water
  • Recycled water (also known as reused water)
  • Precipitation
  • Private well

Trident Solutions offers multiple products that read “RECLAIMED WATER.” Purple is known for the USDA guidelines for reclaimed water.