The State Water Resources Control Board is encouraging recycled water projects throughout the State of California. By building-out the Recycled Water Master Plan, Clovis will be able to meet its projected water needs in the next 25-30 years, while protecting its precious groundwater resource, reducing historic groundwater overdraft, and enhancing groundwater recharge.
In early 2009, the City began operating its own state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant and water recycling distribution system. The Clovis Water Reuse Facility is located on approximately 16 acres of property north of Ashlan and west of McCall Avenues.
In light of projected water balance needs, Clovis recognizes the importance of recycled water as a much needed new water source. The wastewater treatment plant will ultimately produce 9,400 acre-feet of "disinfected tertiary treated recycled water" annually through a membrane bioreactor facility. The Recycled Water System will then carry this highly-treated water to irrigate green belts, median islands, parks, trails and paseos, State Route 168, and agricultural operations throughout the City.