Reclaimed water is treated wastewater that is recycled for non-drinking purposes such as irrigation. It is stored in a separate water tank and piped through lines easily identified by their purple color.
The reclaimed system conserves a precious natural resource by reducing the amount of drinkable water used for irrigation. It also reduces the amount of wastewater that is discharged from the town's treatment facility into Utley Creek. See other system benefits.
Residents and businesses with access to the reclaimed system can save money on irrigation since reclaimed water costs less than water for drinking, household uses, etc.
The reclaimed water service area covers a portion of the area west of N.C. 55.