BOSTON — With the drought and water usage for the state of California causing concerns, the state has turned to massive investments in water supplies, including water diversion, treatment solutions and desalination, and a recent report by Bluefield Research highlights wastewater reuse as one solution “certain to receive significant new funding in the years ahead,” according to a press release.

One-third of California’s wastewater treatment plants today provide treated water that is reused for agricultural, municipal or industrial purposes, stated the release.

Bluefield Research reported that wastewater reuse in the state is estimated to double just based on projects already in the pipeline, most of which began before the current water crisis in California, continued the release.

“California, which holds 28 percent of U.S. municipal reuse capacity, has another 2.4 million m3/d of announced capacity additions in various stages of development,” reported the release. “[This indicates] further potential to harness reclaimed water [is within] the 479 operating wastewater treatment plants in California analyzed by Bluefield Research.”

The Bluefield Research report, “California Municipal Wastewater Treatment & Reuse: Market Drivers, Trends, and Outlook,” highlights the key drivers and trends impacting greater deployment of reuse systems in California, noted the release.

You can find the report here.

Read the entire release here.