Recycled Water Program

Moving Towards a Sustainable Water Future

In August of 2016, the City of Pleasanton began the installation of the recycled water distribution system. This system is intended to serve many landscapes currently irrigated with potable water. Once completed, this project is projected to save approximately 450,000,000 gallons of potable water!

Property managers and commercial business owners with separate irrigation meters located along the system are encouraged to contact the Recycled Water Program to find out how they can connect to this drought-proof water source. Please call 925-931-5515 for more information.  

Want to know where the pipes are going? Click here for a map of the system.  

Funding for the City of Pleasanton Recycled Water Project has been provided in full or in part through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board. The contents of this site do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the State Water Resources Control Board, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. (Gov. Code Sec. 7550, 40 CFR Sec. 31.20.)


Benefits of Recycled Water in Your Community:  

  • Improves the reliability & sustainability of Pleasanton's water supply.
  • Provides a drought-proof source of water that can be used for landscape irrigation, instead of drinking water.
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the amount of treated waste water discharged into the San Francisco Bay.


Recycled Water & Safety Risks

A Risk Assessment Study of potential health risks from exposure to recycled water was conducted by the WateReuse Association. Learn more about this safe water supply for landscaping by reading through the study results: It would take a child 410,000 years of playing on a lawn watered with recycled water to be exposed to the same amount of caffeine found in one cup of coffee!

The California Department of Public Health maintains strict regulations for the treatment of recycled water to ensure its safety for all its accepted uses.

Learn more about recycled water at


Global Water Crisis...Pleasanton Cares

drought cracked earthWe share this world and its precious water resources. However, 1 out of 7 people we share it with lack access to reliable and safe drinking water. Using recycled water, instead of potable water to irrigate landscaping is one important way to reduce and preserve potable water for its intended purpose...drinking.

Learn more about what is needed to end this global water crisis from leading global water change scientist, Dr. Jay Famiglietti.

For more information about the City of Pleasanton Recycled Water Program development, call: 925-931-5513, or