Using Reclaimed Water
Using Reclaimed Wastewater
Like all the water resources in the Santa Fe area, Santa Fe’s reclaimed wastewater (treated effluent produced by the City’s wastewater treatment plant) is in high demand. During the summer less reclaimed wastewater is available than needed to meet all potential uses. In 2013 the City of Santa Fe created the Reclaimed Wastewater Resource Plan (RWRP), which replaces the 1998 Treated Effluent Management Plan (TEMP). The RWRP allocates the reclaimed wastewater among the current needs and reserves 2,200 acre-feet to meet future potable water demand.