Water Glossary

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  • Recharge

    Replenishing an aquifer with stormwater or imported water

  • Reclamation

    Historically, a wide-ranging federal program to irrigate arid lands throughout the West. More recently, a euphemism for treating sewage water so it can be reused for nonpotable purposes. See recycled.

  • Recycled

    Wastewater cleaned for re-use, usually for nonpotable purposes such as irrigating landscape and refilling aquifers


    Regional Urban Water Management Plan. State law requires that every urban water retailer and wholesaler prepare and adopt a water management plan every five years. A dictionary of MWD programs, projects and terminology.