Urban Irrigation Self-Hauling Program

NOTE: With the rainy season upon us, the Recycled Water Filling Station at the Wastewater Treatment Facility is now closed. It will reopen to Self-Haulers in late spring/early summer once the rains stop. 


The City has received permission from the Regional Water Quality Control Board to implement an Urban Recycled Water Hauling program. Our recycled water is municipal wastewater that has been received extensive treatment so it can be used for non-potable uses such as irrigation for vegetable gardens, surface washing, dust control, toilet flushing and more. Participants will be able to pick up recycled water from our Wastewater Treatment Plant. Self-Haulers will be able to take away 1-300 gallons of recycled water away with them unlimited times a day without exceeding a 3,000 gallon maximum a day.
  
Anyone interested in the program must receive a brief training and an approved permit in person during the self-haul business hours. Training and permits will take place at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (340 Forman Lane). The training will cover:
  • Instruction on how to properly haul and apply water to your landscape
  • Completion of User Agreement (bring a valid driver's license)
  • Be sure to bring a sealable container for transporting the water

*Large containers must be securely strapped down to the vehicle used to transport the water.

There will be signs available for haulers who want one.

Recycled water sign. 
   
  

For more information about the program, please contact Rob Scates at rscates@ci.healdsburg.ca.us.

Recycled Water Hauled

Month Gallons
October 2015 29,569
September 2015 35,985
August 2015 46,393
Total 46,393
Who Can Participate?

Anyone within the area outlined in the Hauling Area Map below is able to participate in the self-hauling program. In particular, the Mill Creek area, which has been severely impacted by water curtailments, can benefit from the use of recycled water for both vineyard and ornamental landscape irrigation. 

Hauling Area Map

Hauling Map
Containers
 
Appropriate containers should be sturdy, sealed completely, and strapped down securely. Containers should not show signs of excessive wear, cracks, holes, or be compromised in any way. 

Recycled Water Containers