The Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission will soon have the ability to produce the highest class of recycled water recognized in Oregon, approved for virtually every use where drinking-quality water is unnecessary. Learn more below about the Class A recycled water lifecycle and partnership opportunities!
Recycled water is cleaned and disinfected wastewater reclaimed for beneficial use. Every gallon of recycled water that is used for irrigation, industrial processes, wetland enhancement, and other beneficial uses potentially can save a gallon of our community’s drinking water, river flow, or ground water supplies for other competing demands. Learn more about recycled water on our FAQs webpage.
The MWMC is entering an exciting new era of recycled water use by enhancing our capabilities to provide high-quality Class A recycled water to the community. Initial uses of Class A recycled water will demonstrate how this resource is useful to the construction industry and to maintaining our public green spaces. Demonstration projects will include sand and gravel operations, street tree watering, and irrigation of landscaping surrounding the wastewater treatment plant.
Over the past decade, the MWMC has had conversations with local stakeholders on how new recycled water uses could best reflect community needs and values. The MWMC is now inviting participation in an Advisory Network comprised of local voices in water sustainability and infrastructure, watershed management, public and environmental health, community development, and other relevant areas. If you’re interested, take our survey to get engaged. For more information, contact Environmental Services Supervisor Todd Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.