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The North Bay Water Reuse Program (NBWRP) is a coordinated regional effort among a group of water and sanitation agencies in Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties, organized as the North Bay Water Reuse Authority (NBWRA), to offset potable water demand by promoting water reuse for agriculture, urban and environmental uses.
Communities throughout the North Bay face challenges in meeting long-term water demands. Existing surface and groundwater sources are stretched to their limits, and some groundwater basins are over-pumped. By using an integrated approach to recycled water applications, the NBWRA is creating a regional water reuse Program to implement projects that provide a reliable new water supply that will help meet the North Bay region’s long-term needs.
Regional water reuse addresses local water issues and provides benefits to many stakeholders. By producing a drought resistant source of water, NBWRP is able to support:
- The North Bay’s dairy, livestock and premium wine grape production
- Irrigation of urban parks, recreational areas, landscapes and industry
- Restoration of hundreds of acres of tidal wetlands and wildlife habitat
By offsetting urban and agricultural demands on potable water supplies, enhancing wetlands and improving water supply, the Program demonstrates the viability of addressing water demand and wastewater discharge issues concurrently using an integrated regional approach.
- Agendas & Minutes
Napa Salt Marsh Restoration Overview – Pipeline construction underway!
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- Phase 2 Options Being Explored
The study of Phase 2 of the NBWRP is under way, including the addition of new members: Marin Municipal Water District and the city of Petaluma. Scoping studies are under way to explore new recycled water options in the North San Pablo Bay region. more...
- WaterSMART: A Three-Year Progress Report
The Interior Department’s Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART program, which funded a portion of two projects already under way that are part of the North Bay Water Reuse Program (NBWRP), has issued its three-year progress report. more...
- $3.8 Million Awarded in Federal Funding
- Phase 2 Options Being Explored:
The study of Phase 2 of the NBWRP is under way, including the possible addition of new members: Marin County, Marin Municipal Water District, and the cities of Petaluma and American Canyon. Scoping studies are under way to explore new recycled water options in the North San Pablo Bay region. more...
Benefits of Recycled Water
- A sustainable, reliable source of supply — even in drought.
- It has a lower carbon footprint than potable supplies and costs less than most potable supplies.
- Recycled water meets strict quality standards for urban,
agricultural, and environmental uses.
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about NBWRA's Water Recycling Program.