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South County Agriculture and Habitat Lands RW Project: Title XVI Feasibility study complete for future 
52,000 AFY RW provided to agriculture and habitat lands currently using ground and surface water. 
Plans to provide RW to irrigate up to 18,000 acres of permanent ag and habitat mitigation lands in 
southern Sacramento County. Ten percent design and EIR/EIS development in progress.  

Recycled Water Fill Station: Residential and commercial customers can fill their 300-gallon water 
containers with RW from our onsite fill station during dry season. Program participants are trained on 
RW permissible use.  

Partnering with: Cities of Sacramento and Elk Grove, County of Sacramento, Sacramento County Water 
Agency, Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority, Regional Water Authority, Sacramento Power 
Authority, SMUD, Sacramento County Farm Bureau, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, Friends 
of Swainson’s Hawk, Sierra Club, San Francisco Estuary Institute, State Department of Water Resources, 
State Water Resources Control Board, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, United 
States Bureau of Reclamation.  

Helped to develop and participate in the integrated regional water management for Sacramento Region.  

Performance Measures & Results  

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Recycled water (RW) produced to date More than 3.4 billion gallons of RW produced since 2003  

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Developed feasibility studies Identified RW opportunities for implementation.  

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Developed hydrologic models Quantified potential benefits to groundwater and surface water 
supplies.  

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Evaluation of environmental benefits Identified potential benefits to aquatic and terrestrial 
habitats.  

   

WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP  

 

Unified vision statement established that integrates water supply, water conservation, water 
recycling, runoff management, wastewater facilities planning, and infrastructure planning using 
a regional watershed approach.   

 

Green infrastructure deployment to enhance infiltration, evapotranspiration, treatment, or 
capture and reuse of stormwater  

 

Watershed permitting strategy for multiple facilities (e.g., active nutrient water quality trading 
under a watershed-based permit)  

 

Ecosystem enhancements for improved hydraulics or water quality, including:  

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Riparian reforestation to enhance pollution mitigation functions 

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Stream channel restoration for increased hydrologic stability   

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Critical land acquisitions (e.g., conservation easements, buffer-zone purchases)   

 

Climate impact resilience principles incorporated into planning for new, repair, and replacement 
of infrastructure.