Sewage is collected at the City of Palm Springs wastewater treatment plant and treated. DWA then receives the treated water, and treats the water at our recycling facility again before it is distributed for use. Recycled water is used for irrigation on Palm Springs public golf courses, public properties, parks and schools.
Recycling water also improves groundwater quality. When used on landscapes, it reduces the amount of fertilizer needed because it is rich in minerals. Less fertilizer applied means less that percolates into our groundwater. Additionally, recycling water saves energy. Recycled water uses 75% less energy than pumping groundwater.
Recycled water rate: $0.79 per hundred cubic feet