Is reclaimed water okay to drink?

While reclaimed water treatment does clean waste water, it does not produce water that meets drinking water standards. Typical uses of reclaimed water include irrigation, flushing toilets, surface water discharge (Rio de Flag), and groundwater recharge. Reclaimed water can undergo further treatment to meet drinking water standards. This level of treatment is referred to as Advanced Treatment.

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1. What is reclaimed water?
2. How do you make reclaimed water?
3. Is reclaimed water okay to drink?
4. How does the city use reclaimed water?
5. What is advanced treatment?
6. How would Flagstaff Water Services use advanced treatment?
7. What are Compounds of Emerging Concern (CECs)?
8. Does advanced treatment remove pharmaceuticals from the water?
9. Is drinking advanced-treated water the same as drinking reclaimed water?
10. Do we drink out of the Rio De Flag?
11. Will the wetlands still be maintained if the city decides to go with advanced treatment?
12. What safe guards are in place to avoid contamination of our potable water supply?
13. Could aquifer recharge lead to tremors like in fracking?