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Recycled Water

Spray Field

Triunfo Sanitation District distributes an average of 26 million gallons of recycled water each month for irrigation of parks, schoolyards, golf courses, homeowner association landscapes, and roadway greenbelts.

Recycled water has been safely used in California since the 1970s with many associated benefits:

  • Dependable, locally controlled supply of irrigation water
  • Decreases reliance on fresh water sources
  • Regulated for quality by the California Department of Health
  • No health-related problems have ever been associated with the appropriate use of recycled water.

The Tapia Water Reclamation Facility, owned by Triunfo Sanitation District and Las Virgenes Municipal Water District through a Joint Powers Agreement, serves residents living across 120 square miles of southeastern Ventura County and western Los Angeles County. Average flow at the Tapia plant is 9 million gallons of wastewater per day, although the plant has a daily capacity of 16 million gallons. The distribution system consists of 4 tanks, 5 pumping stations, 3 reservoirs and 66 miles of pipeline.

Chlorine Contact Chamber

The wastewater treatment process at the Tapia plant duplicates and accelerates the biological treatment processes found in nature. Advanced filtration and disinfection processes ensure that the treated water meets stringent water reuse standards and is environmentally safe for wildlife and vegetation.

Over the years, the Tapia plant has won a number of prestigious awards, including “Plant of the Year” from the California Water Environment Association, “Award of Excellence” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the “Clair A. Hill Award” from the Association of California Water Agencies.