The recycled water goes through 7 filtration and disinfection processes to make sure it's safe. And as Operations Manager Daniel Nix tells us, it also gets blended with lake water and filtered through a state of the art reverse osmosis facility.
"If you want to remove anything in water, reverse osmosis is what you use because it is so effective," Nix explained.
But if something harmful was to get through all the treatments, city officials say it would be caught by one of the 57 alarm triggers, shutting down parts or all of the plant, and the direct potable reuse system.
"We will shutdown the DPR and we'll revert back to 100% lake water, which is something that can be done within a matter of minutes," said Nix.
The plant is staffed 24/7 with many different tests being run throughout the day. It's a system designed to make sure the water is safe.
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