Wastewater Recharge

What is recharge?

Recharge is the process of water being added to the aquifer, naturally or artificially. This may occur through recharge wells or through natural percolation of water on the surface into the ground.

How is recharge a benefit?

  • it replenishes the groundwater supply
  • it is a beneficial use of treated wastewater
  • it provides the City with recharge water credits from the state of Arizona

Illustration of Recharge (Source: USGS)


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