Reclaimed water is high quality water that has been purified and disinfected in the City's own water reclamation facilities and is used for landscaping irrigation. Reclaimed water is used for projects when it is economically, technically, and financially feasible.
Most people take it for granted that there will always be enough water. Every time we turn on the tap or a sprinkler, water flows without interruption. The reality for California is that there is not enough water for everyone. The State of California and our own region are dealing with a growing population, stricter environmental constraints on how water can be used and periodic droughts that curtail the unlimited use of our water supply.
To save drinking water for other uses, the City of Corona has completed the construction of a reclaimed water distribution system. Reclaimed water is high quality water that has been purified and disinfected in the City's own water reclamation facilities and is used mostly for landscaping irrigation. It will allow the City to save drinking water for homes and businesses.
Using Reclaimed Water
The City of Corona's infrastructure for the reclaimed water program consists of approximately 41 miles of pipeline, three storage reservoirs and three pump stations. Reclaimed water has its own system of pipelines that is completely separate from drinking water lines. These pipelines are colored purple to easily distinguish them from potable, or drinking, water systems.
The reclaimed water system delivered approximately 2.25 billion gallons of reclaimed water to clients in 2014. This water is used for the irrigation of golf courses, local parks, landscape maintenance districts, schools and freeway landscaping. As a direct result, it significantly reduces the use of our vital resource - potable water.