In addition to drinking water, Camrosa also provides recycled / nonpotable water (the “purple pipes”) to some customers in the district for irrigation purposes. There are actually two systems: a recycled water system fed by Title-22 recycled water produced at the Camrosa Water Reclamation Facility, which provides irrigation water to CSUCI and nearby farms, and a non-potable “surface” or “creek water” system that provides irrigation water to agricultural and municipal customers from south of the freeway north along Santa Rosa Road to the western portions of Santa Rosa Valley.
The creek system contains surface water diverted from Conejo Creek, which is dominated by effluent from Hill Canyon Treatment Plant, and/or untreated groundwater. After diversion, surface water is stored in ponds and reservoirs before being delivered. This water is not filtered and receives no treatment prior to delivery. Camrosa does not guarantee the quality of non-potable irrigation water; it is by definition not suitable for human or livestock consumption, and may not be suitable for certain crop types. Non-potable water is delivered “as-is,” so to speak, and is intended solely for irrigation purposes.
If you are a customer using this class of water, you must have a service agreement in place. Agreements are typically completed with an application for new water service, and approved after an inspection of the property.