To conserve potable water during the drought, the District is requiring the use of recycled water for construction purposes where recycled water is reasonably available. Recycled water shall be used for grading and compaction, dust control, landscape irrigation, and sewer flushing. Recycled water is available from hydrants and at the water recycling plant in Pleasanton.
The District Engineer may allow exceptions if recycled water does not meet specifications for mixing construction materials or if potable water use is necessary to address an immediate health and safety need. The contractor shall submit documentation showing water quality parameters that are not met by recycled water. DSRSD's recycled water quality may be found here.
Recycled Water Construction Meters and Hydrants
Purple recycled water hydrants are located throughout the District’s service area (map). To these hydrants, contractors must obtain a purple recycled water construction meter from the District. Recycled water hydrants have unique nozzles that do not fit the District’s yellow potable water construction meters. This minimizes the possibility of cross connections between the potable and recycled water distribution systems.
Contractors may apply for a recycled water construction meter at the Permit Counter at the District Office. They will be asked to complete a Water Reuse Permit and Construction Meter Use Agreement, and pay a deposit (check or cash only) and any applicable fees. The District Office is located at 7051 Dublin Blvd. in Dublin.
Where recycled water distribution mains are adjacent to a construction site, DSRSD may allow temporary connection to the distribution main. For more information, call (925) 828-0515 and follow menu prompts to engineering, construction permits.
Commercial Recycled Water Fill Station
The Commercial Recycled Water Fill Station is located inside the DSRSD Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility at 7399 Johnson Drive in Pleasanton. You may apply for a permit at the District Office, 7051 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin. You can also download the permit ahead of time to fill in and bring with you.
Before the first water pickup, the customer must schedule an appointment with Environmental Compliance Inspector Ann Cigliuti to apply for the Water Reuse Permit and Construction Meter Use Agreement, and be trained in mandatory procedures for using the commercial fill station. You may contact Ann Cigliuti at (925) 875-2334. Ann should be contacted by commercial customers only. Residential customers must use the Residential Recycled Water Fill Station.
Due to site constraints, the wastewater treatment facility can accommodate water trucks with a capacity of 4,000 gallons or less. Tractor-trailer water tankers cannot be accommodated.
- Water Reuse Permit
- Construction Meter Use Agreement
- Commercial Recycled Water Fill Station Guidelines for Worker Protection-Spanish Version
- Map: Recycled Water Hydrants and Fill Station
Looking for a commercial fill station closer to you? The Bay Area Clean Water Agencies (BACWA) website has a location guide here.