Water Reuse

Recycling wastewater to irrigate crops, replenish underground aquifers and provide safe drinking water. Deploying cutting-edge technology to build and refurbish entire water systems, ensuring communities are non-polluting and storm-resistant.
Two Veolia employees walk within a wastewater reuse facility

Veolia has the technical solutions and expertise to put the world on a more sustainable water path

At Veolia, we believe universal access to clean, safe water is a basic right and a realistic goal. 

And we have more than 150 years’ experience making this a reality for millions of people across the globe. Our 220,000 employees, including 10,000 in the United States, have the expertise and technology to keep taps flowing, the infrastructure working efficiently and the environment pollution-free. It’s what we do across the globe, in hundreds of communities, every day of the year.

When it comes to conservation, Veolia is more than water. We have the expertise to help communities reduce waste and cut excessive energy use. Making the most of resources on a warming planet is how Veolia can make communities healthier, by removing pollution from the environment, rebuilding infrastructure to ensure efficiency and reusing water to protect a diminishing resource scientists say will only become more precious in upcoming years.



Our solutions for water reuse and reclamation

With significant water scarcity issues facing communities across the United States, local governments have refocused efforts on conservation and efficiency programs. As wastewater is the only water resource of which volume increases proportionally to economic development and consumption, many cities are turning toward reuse and reclamation solutions to optimize their water costs and minimize their environmental impact.


Water reuse programs utilize treated wastewater for beneficial purposes other than the initial use, including:

  • Facility cooling
  • Boiler feed water
  • Industrial process water
  • Watering green spaces and golf courses
  • Groundwater storage and recovery and salt intrusion barriers in coastal communities
  • Support agricultural irrigation
  • Public fountains
  • Street cleaning


Veolia develops comprehensive water reuse programs and technologies to help municipalities maximize community resources while adhering to strict environmental standards.

In Los Angeles and other parts of the western U.S., Veolia is recycling wastewater to irrigate crops, replenish underground aquifers and provide safe drinking water to millions of Americans. In the Midwest, the South and along the East Coast, Veolia is deploying cutting-edge technology to build and refurbish entire water systems, ensuring communities are non-polluting and storm-resistant.

West Basin, California

United States

The largest water recycling facility of its kind has received numerous awards.

Learn how Veolia's innovative operations meet the needs of West Basin's municipal, commercial and industrial customers while improving the environmental condition of our coastal waters.


Honolulu, Hawaii

United States

Wastewater reclamation Design-Build-Operate project.

Check out how Honolulu teamed up with Veolia to employ state-of-the-art technology that treats secondary effluent previously discharged into the Pacific Ocean.


Tampa Bay, Florida

United States

Multiple awards for quality and best practices from AWWA and others.

Tampa Bay Water partners with Veolia using a Design-Build-Operate (DBO) model that was adapted to meet the client's need for a new water supply source.

Chevron San Ardo

United States

Managing the San Ardo Water Reclamation Facility in a truly sustainable way.

The central production facility in San Ardo, CA features the first-ever installation of OPUS® (Optimized Pretreatment and Unique Separation) technology.

The project is the first produced water desalination facility in the world to use OPUS technology, a multiple-treatment process that removes contaminants sufficiently to meet the requirements for discharge.


The world is ready and waiting for solutions to tackle increasing water scarcity.

A recent international survey conducted by Veolia and Elabe showed 89% of the world and 80% of Americans believe climate change is real. Veolia commissioned the one-of-a-kind survey as part of its global effort to measure world sentiment around climate disruption and the public acceptance of solutions.

The results are clear: people recognize that climate change is a reality and the effects of climate change are serious and getting worse. A majority of them believe doing nothing will cost more in the long run.

Though most respondents in the Veolia survey don’t believe there has been enough public discussion of climate change solutions, a majority of the world – and a majority of Americans – is optimistic that humankind is capable of mitigating its effects, if we start now.

In a world where water scarcity is approaching crisis and drought is a way of life for billions of people, Veolia provides the technology and the know-how to put our planet on a more sustainable water path.



According to recent survey results, 50% of people in the United States are ready to accept nearly all of the changes (95%) needed for an ecological transformation.