What about recycled water?
In partnership with the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, the City built and operates the Water Recycling Facility. Highly treated waste water that used to be discharged into the ocean is now disinfected and piped to agricultural fields in the coastal area. This new water source has allowed farmers to decrease pumping of groundwater from the aquifer. As a result, we are starting to see a decline in the movement of salt water into the aquifer in the coastal area. The recycled water is used only for agriculture, not drinking water. For more information please call 831-768-3100.

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1. Am I required to let my lawn to turn brown and die?
2. Am I allowed to wash my car?
3. Do the sprinkler watering restrictions also effect other methods of watering?
4. When and how am I allowed to water my vegetable garden?
5. Why is there so much attention on lawns?
6. What should I do if I see water running off a property?
7. What will the City do if I report water waste?
8. Will the City issue fines to residents and businesses?
9. What about City parks and facilities?
10. Is the City rationing water? Is there a limit on how much I can use?
11. Are there any rules for watering trees?
12. How can the City help me cut my water use?
13. Is the City running out of water?
14. Will our water supply be ok once we get good winter rains?
15. What is being done to deal with the groundwater overdraft?
16. What about recycled water?
17. Why not just desalinize sea water and use it for urban and agriculture needs?