Recycled water — water for the future

Did you know that Global Water Resources purifies and delivers about 750 million gallons of recycled water to parks and HOAs throughout the Maricopa community every year? That’s enough water to fill more than 1,100 Olympic-size swimming pools!

What is recycled water?
Recycled water is produced by treating and purifying wastewater through multiple treatment methods. Global Water creates extremely clean, class A+ recycled water and delivers this resource through a separate system of purple pipes within the community. This water is used for a variety of outdoor uses. The diagram, above, shows an example of what this system looks like.

Why is recycled water important?
Recycled water is the only water resource that increases in availability as populations grow. More homes mean more showers, baths and loads of laundry — and thus more water to recycle! Recycled water is a locally controlled, drought-proof water supply that has been proven to be safe and dependable. That is why it is such an important resource for us now and into the future.

Total Water Management
Global Water has always recognized the importance of this resource and has invested heavily in state-of-the-art, regionally planned water, wastewater and recycled water systems. Maricopa’s recycled water system includes dozens of miles of purple pipe used to deliver water where it is needed.

Recycled water is a critical part of Global Water’s Total Water Management (TWM) philosophy. TWM means managing the entire water cycle and conserving water by using the right water for the right use.

The use of recycled water in lieu of groundwater in the city of Maricopa has resulted in almost 10 billion gallons of saved water over the years!

How you can help
Help us recycle even more water by not putting fats, oils, and grease (FOG) or non-flushable wipes into your pipes. When FOG materials and non-flushable wipes are dumped down drains, they can form large grease balls that clog pipes and can have negative environmental impacts.

For more information on recycled water and total water management, visit our website.