What does “potable” mean, and what is potable reuse?

Potable water is drinking water. Potable reuse refers to reused water you can drink after it passes through purification technologies. The water is treated to meet or exceed federal and state drinking water standards and can be used for human consumption.

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1. Why is Ventura Water looking for new sources of drinking water?
2. Are there other ways to reuse the water that could benefit water supply?
3. Can conservation meet our needs without this source of supply?
4. What is wastewater and where does it go in Ventura?
5. What does “potable” mean, and what is potable reuse?
6. What is water purification?
7. Why not just build a desalination plant and purify sea water?
8. Who regulates recycled water? What laws and regulations have to be met?