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The Latest Dirt - Sept 2022

Using Recycled Water—What You Should Know

From our sibling UC Master Gardener Program of Alameda County.


The Latest Dirt has covered many aspects of living with drought as an ongoing condition of global warming. We are pleased to share with you an article by Jim Farr, a UC Master Gardener in Alameda County. Farr writes about the positive and negative aspects of using recycled water to replace from-the-tap water for our gardens. In particular, he highlights the negative impact of recycled water’s higher salt content on our landscapes. Writing in clear language, Farr helps readers understand the ‘who, what, when, where, why and how’ increased salinity can harm the health of our landscapes.

Read Farr’s cautionary tale about using recycled water to help our environment.