Is potable reuse safe?

Yes. Potable reuse is regulated using the same rigorous state and federal standards as all other drinking water sources. With advanced water purification, water is treated to a level that exceeds current drinking water standards and is monitored extensively to ensure public health and safety.

In California, the permits for the use of potable reuse are granted by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and its nine Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCB). The Division of Drinking Water within the SWRCB sets and oversees the regulations for Drinking Water. These regulations are among the most stringent in the world. 

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1. What is the VenturaWaterPure Program?
2. How does the program work?
3. What are the benefits of VenturaWaterPure?
4. How does VenturaWaterPure help with Ventura’s water supply?
5. What are the program components?
6. How will the water be treated?
7. Is potable reuse safe?
8. Has Ventura tested advanced treatment?
9. Is Ventura the first to use this technology?
10. What are the major program milestones?
11. When will the program be complete?
12. How much will the program cost?
13. What is the impact to ratepayers?