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The district finds that:

A. California encourages the development of recycled water facilities to meet the growing water requirements of the state, that recycled water can supplement or replace existing water supplies, and that recycled water is a valuable component of groundwater management.

B. On June 7, 2016, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted Water Reclamation Requirements for Recycled Water Use (Order WQ 2016-0068-DDW) that established standard conditions for recycled water use and conditionally delegated authority to an administrator to manage a water recycling program and issue water recycling permits to recycled water users.

C. The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a notice of applicability authorizing enrollment of the district under the general order.

D. The use of recycled water must be undertaken in accordance with particular measures to ensure that potable water supplies and sources are protected from contamination.

It is in the best interest of the region for the district to act as the administrator of the recycled water program to streamline permitting of recycled water projects and provide relief to individual recycled water users through management of a recycled water program. (Ord. 1440 § 2 (Exh. A), 2020)