Is Advanced Treated Water safe for human consumption?

While no ill effects would be anticipated from consuming APW, it is not yet approved for human consumption.

SMWD currently produces recycled water that is treated to standards for irrigation and other unrestricted non-potable uses in accordance with Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations (“Title 22”); including for use in recreational lakes. 

Title 22

LVMA currently purchases Title 22 recycled water from SMWD for irrigation and while Title 22 water can legally be used in the Lake, LVMA has determined that a higher water quality is desirable to maintain the lake quality to support the various recreational uses of the Lake by LVMA members. The District, in consultation with LVMA, has determined that with additional treatment infrastructure, it can produce higher quality recycled water to such standards and in adequate quantities as are necessary to meet the needs of LVMA at the Lake.

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1. What is Advanced Treated Water (ATW)?
2. Is Advanced Treated Water safe?
3. Is Advanced Treated Water safe for human consumption?
4. How much will the project cost?
5. Who will pay for the project?
6. Who approved the project?
7. When will the project be completed?