New Survey Shows Californians Support Using Recycled Water

Residents in the state remain concerned about future droughts and support recycled water as a long-term solution for water security

New Survey Shows Californians Support Using Recycled Water

As one way of combating water shortages due to droughts in California, people around Lake Mission Viejo now fish, swim and waterski in treated reclaimed wastewater. It comes from the Advanced Purified Water Project, a $5.4 million facility built to end the use of scarce drinking water to fill the 124-acre man-made lake.

Although 2017 brought significant rainfall to a dry state, Californians remain concerned about future droughts, and the majority support using advanced technologies to generate new water supplies when needed.

A statewide survey conducted in late 2017 found that an overwhelming...

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