When did we start recycling water in America?



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    The history of recycling water is dates back to 1932 in California when the first water reclamation plant was implemented.  Since 1889, the founders of Golden Gate Park had been irrigating the soil with sewage.  The Clean Water Act of 1972 prompted billions of dollars to be invested in sewage treatment plants nationwide.

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    In the 1920s, water treatment plants began appearing in America, and in the 1930s, they became widespread. In 1972, the Clean Water Act mandated the construction of treatment plants to process waste discharges. I’m not sure if you would consider this recycling water, but in most systems, once the water is treated, it reenters (for reuse) the systems from which it is being drawn and used.

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