Treated and recycled water use for landscaping and agricultural production has been practiced around the world for several decades, but its use in agriculture has been affected by adverse public perception. In California, the use of treated or recycled water for crop production is controlled by the recently updated (July 2014) restrictions of the California Administrative Code Title 22 that consider treated wastewater quality.
This publication discusses characteristics of reclaimed water, considerations for irrigation, the contaminants that cause concern, and conclusions and recommendations for growers considering the use of reclaimed water.
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Part of a series of Drought Tips written and produced by the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources under an agreement with the California Department of Water Resources.
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