The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) will reopen its second residential recycled water fill station starting June 1 at the city of Dublin's Public Safety Complex at 6363 Clark Ave. at the intersection with Dublin Boulevard.
The Dublin station, which closed at the end of October for the rainy season, will offer free recycled water to homeowners in order to help keep their landscaping alive during the drought, according to DSRSD officials.
The second fill station, much smaller than the main DSRSD recycled water fill station, can only accommodate vehicles and pick-up trucks, no trailers. Vehicles pulling trailers should use the Pleasanton fill station located at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7399 Johnson Drive.
The Dublin fill station will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
New users may sign up to use the stations by completing the "Residential Recycled Water Use Agreement" form at the DSRSD website.
DSRSD opened its first residential recycled water fill station in 2014, to mitigate strict irrigation limitations imposed on customers. Currently, there are 3,654 registered users and last year they hauled 28 million gallons of recycled water to irrigate their landscapes.
In 2015, recycled water accounted for 26% of all water used by DSRSD customers. Nearly all was delivered through dedicated purple pipes to parks, school grounds, golf courses, and other large landscapes. Tanker trucks hauling water to construction sites and the popular residential pickup program accounted for only 5% of the more than one billion gallons produced in 2015.
DSRSD used the rest of the recycled water for treatment plant processes.
DSRSD serves 171,000 people, providing potable and recycled water service to Dublin and the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon, wastewater collection and treatment to Dublin and south San Ramon, and wastewater treatment to Pleasanton.