Since the late 1970s, EID has maintained separate irrigation and reclamation distribution systems in El Dorado Hills. Initially the system provided secondary-treated recycled water to the El Dorado Hills Executive Golf Course and the Wetsel-Oviatt construction yard.
In late 1989, EID reached an agreement with the Serrano Partners to develop a recycled water system at the Deer Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
In 2004, the EID Board of Directors mandated the use of recycled water for all new subdivisions and developments in the recycled water service area.
EID’s two treatment plants produce more than 900 million gallons of recycled water each year for landscape irrigation. The recycled water is delivered to over 4,000 residential customers and almost 100 businesses in the El Dorado Hills community.
The California Water Code (§§ 13550 – 13556) declares that the use of drinking water for landscape irrigation is a “waste or an unreasonable use of water.” EID’s recycled water program utilizes recycled water to save almost a billion gallons each year of our precious drinking water.