Fresno-Clovis Regional Wastewater Reclamation Facility
FRESNO-CLOVIS REGIONAL WASTEWATER RECLAMATION FACILITY (RWRF)
The RWRF receives approximately 68 million gallons of wastewater each day that is cleaned to a level that could safely be used as recycled water or released back to the environment.
Sudan grass – Direct ReuseThe RWRF produces recycled water of secondary treatment level that meets Title 22 California Code of Regulations and can be used to irrigate fields with alfalfa, silage corn, Sudan grass and other fiber crops not used for human consumption. Approximately 12%-15% of the total acre- feet of wastewater that is treated at the reclamation facility goes for direct reuse to farmers leasing land within the RWRF boundaries or to neighboring farmers.
Aerial view of final effluentIn addition, final effluent is directed to ponds where soil acts as an additional filtering system before going down the ground into a mound underneath the pond area.
Silage corn and irrigationA network of reclamation wells extracts water from the “mound” underneath the percolation pond area and discharges that water into Fresno Irrigation District canals that will be used for irrigation of farm land downstream from the treatment plant.
canals with extracted