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Q: What are schools and parks doing to help save water?
A: Schools and parks across EMWD’s service area are
among the most forward-thinking when it comes to being efficient
EMWD has worked with both schools and public parks so that many
of those facilities are using recycled water to irrigate their
fields. This reduces their demands on our drinking water supplies
and also provides significant cost savings for them.
Approximately 35 percent of EMWD’s overall water supply is met
through recycled water. EMWD currently has 27 schools and 76
parks in its service area using recycled water. Recycled water is
also not subject to the same restrictions during the drought as
potable water, so these facilities can remain green so our
families have a place to recreate.