Recycled Water Fill Station

The City has opened the Recycled Water Fill Station at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 2251 Elkins Way, for City of Brentwood utility customers (“customers”).  Recycled water is wastewater that has received extensive treatment in order to be used for many non-potable water uses such as landscape irrigation.  The use of recycled water for this purpose is a way for customers to help meet State mandated regulations to reduce potable water use.

Face Covering Requirements: In accordance with Contra Costa Health Services requirements to minimize the spread of COVID-19, please be aware compliance with the Order's social distancing and face covering requirements will be monitored at the facility.

Recycled Water Fill Station - Goes Automated

Beginning March 1, 2021, Brentwood customers will be able to access the Fill Station 24/7.  The City worked hard over the winter closure to automate the Fill Station so residents can use the facility at their convenience.  To take advantage of this service, you must obtain an Access Card during operating hours.  Upon obtaining an Access Card, the Fill Station will be accessible to the holder 24/7.  

Hours of Operation

Beginning March 1, 2021, the City's Recycled Water Fill Station will reopen with the following operating hours.  The Fill Station will be staffed during these hours to assist residents in obtaining their Access Card, demonstrate the new automated system, and provide training to new users.  Upon obtaining an Access Card, the Fill Station will be accessible to the holder 24/7.   

March: Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

April: Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

May: Monday - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

*The Fill Station will be closed the day of and day after rainfall (as mandated by the State Water Resources Control Board as a requirement of the City's Water Reclamation Permit).  

Process Overview

Customers may bring containers (up to 300 gallons) to fill with recycled water and take for appropriate use.  To utilize this recycled water, customers will need to show their current utility bill, complete a short Application and receive a brief, one-time training on the regulated uses of recycled water.
Application
Residential Recycled Water Use Application and Agreement
Training Program
Recycled Water Fill Station Training Program

 
Recycled Water Fill Station Video:
 
Procedures for Residential Customers to Obtain Recycled Water
  1. During initial pickup of recycled water, an Application must be completed and a current utility bill presented to show proof of residency.  Staff will provide a brief, one-time training and perform a tank inspection with the residential customer.
  2. Customers will be given an Access Card and Recycled Water Notice stickers (provided by the City) to place on their containers used for transporting and storing recycled water.
  3. After initial pickup and training, customers will be able to pick up recycled water 24/7 at the fill station by using their Access Card.
Container Guidelines
  • 300 gallons maximum of recycled water may be picked up per visit; Visits are unlimited. 
  • Consider maximum load capacity of vehicles (Vehicle Payload List).
    • Water weighs 8.34 pounds per gallon
    • 100 gallons = 834 pounds
    • Failure to comply with maximum load ratings set by the manufacturer will be the sole responsibility of the user.
  • Container(s) must have water-tight lids and shall not leak.
  • Secure container(s) for safe transport.
  • Container(s) shall not be used to carry potable water unless thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.