Recycled Water Projects

Over approximately the last 20 +⁄ - years, recycled water projects have been added by numerous water purveyors in the Bay Area.

Recycled water is used to irrigate food crops, parks, schools, golf courses, street medians, business landscaping, cooling buildings, industrial processes, etc. Cities with recycled water programs include San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Redwood City, Pacifica, Oakland, Hayward, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Livermore, etc.

Below are two of the largest recycling water purveyors in the Bay Area and links to their programs.

South Bay Water Recycling (SBWR) servicing San Jose, Milpitas and Santa Clara.

South Bay Water Recycling (SBWR) has been providing recycled water to south bay communities for more than 30 +⁄ - years. The recycled water system consists of over 142 miles of pipeline, five pump stations, and 10 million gallons of storage. South Bay Water Recycling delivered an average of 11 million gallons a day to more than 788 customers for non-drinking (non-potable) uses.

Current SBWR customers include golf courses, schools, new construction, major power plants just to mention a few.

For additional information and updates regarding SBWR programs and updated information please visit the SBWR website at:

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) serving Oakland, San Ramon, Daville, etc.

East Bay Municipal Utility District provides approximately 9 million gallons per day of recycled water. EBMUD has been using recycled water for industrial, irrigation and its own wastewater treatment plant in Oakland since 1971. EBMUD has two large multi-phased water recycling projects the East Bayshore Recycled Water Project and the San Ramon Valley Recycled Water Program. By 2040 EBMUD plans to supply approximately 7.3 billion gallons of recycled water annually.

East Bayshore Recycled Water Project: This project began delivering water in 2008 and was completed in 2015, it supplies an annual average of 2.5 million gallons per day of recycled water to portions of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland.

San Ramon Valley Recycled Water Program: Is a joint effort between EBMUD, Dublin San Ramon Services District and the city of Pleasanton.

For additional information and updates please visit the EBMUD website at:

For additional information regarding recycled water projects in your area contact your local water purveyor.