Reclaimed water is wastewater that has undergone advanced tertiary treatment and meets state water quality rules. Uses for reclaimed water include irrigation, manufacturing processes, industrial cooling, street washing and dust control at construction sites, etc. For information, see our list of Frequently Asked Questions about Reclaimed Water.
How Reclaimed Water is Being Used
Decorative ponds and fountains
Dust control for construction
Fire fighting and fire extinguishing (users must meet Public Water Supply requirements)
Industrial and commercial toilet flush and fire prevention systems where there are separate, non-potable plumbing lines
Irrigation of public and private landscapes and turf
Make-up water for brine slurry (applied to roads to prevent freezing)
Make-up water for preparation of pesticide solutions
Non-potable processes such as concrete production and cooling water
Sewer cleaning (not washing)
Soil compaction for construction
Street sweeping (not street cleaning)
Our state permit allows us to make reclaimed water available at no charge to customers who take at least 250 gallons directly from the North Durham Water Reclamation Facility. The bulk reclaimed water project reduces the amount of drinking water that is used for non domestic purposes. While clean and safe for many uses, the law requires certain precautions for human contact. Only customers that have completed the required training may obtain permits for bulk reclaimed water from the North Durham Water Reclamation Facility. If you are interested in obtaining a permit, see the training schedule below. You may register for training by submitting a completed registration form. You may also complete the online registration form.
Training Schedule & Registration
To register for a class, complete the online registration form. Classes are limited to 20 students and are removed from this list when filled.
February 22, 2023 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Location: North Durham Water Reclamation Facility
March 22, 2023 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Location: North Durham Water Reclamation Facility
May 24, 2023 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Location: North Durham Water Reclamation Facility
June, 28, 2023 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Location: North Durham Water Reclamation Facility