Wastewater that has been highly treated to protect public health and, therefore, can be used in place of potable water (i.e. of drinking water quality) for certain uses including landscape and agricultural irrigation, industrial process water, recreational impoundments, wildlife habitats, and groundwater replenishment.
Reclaimed water is wastewater (sewage) that has been treated and purified for reuse, rather than discharged into a body of water. It is frequently used to irrigate golf courses and parks, fill decorative fountains, and fight fires. It can also be used to irrigate crops, as long as they will be peeled or boiled before human consumption.