Tetra Tech’s innovative water reuse solutions support our clients in diversifying their water supplies to support more resilient communities.

Tetra Tech’s full lifecycle work with One Water programs provides a foundation for our thriving, industry-leading water reuse solutions. One Water shifts the linear model of water management to a circular strategy, emphasizing recovery, recycling, and reuse. Under a One Water approach, utilities manage the full spectrum of water resources holistically, balancing ecosystem processes with the needs of communities, industry, agriculture, and habitats. Our experience with reuse programs includes project feasibility; bench, pilot, and demonstration scale facilities; permitting; regulatory compliance; design; and operational intelligence.

Comparison view of two different technologies used for potable reuse by the City of Daytona Beach.

Project Feasibility Studies

Tetra Tech’s water reuse experts thoroughly review existing literature and best practices to identify opportunities for reuse program implementation or expansion. In the evolving world, we help our clients evaluate alternatives and implement the right project at the right time.

  • Regulatory reviews
  • Reuse feasibility and conceptual design
  • Capital planning
A new 13,000 acre-feet per year, fully advanced treatment facility for recycled water.

Testing and Operational Research

Tetra Tech understands and prioritizes the importance of demonstrating available technology as well as confirming operations and maintenance costs for proposed full-scale facilities.

  • Testing plans and data analytics
  • Bench and pilot scale design and operations
  • Demonstration scale design operations
Irrigation sprinkler watering crops on fertile farmland.

Non-Potable Reuse

Water reuse eliminates wastewater discharges and increases the sustainability of existing water supplies. For decades Tetra Tech has assisted clients with capturing, treating, and conveying this alternative water source for irrigation, industrial process water, and building-scale gray water reuse.

  • Irrigation and recreation
  • Cooling tower water
  • Industrial process water
Exterior view of the Albert Robles Center for Water Recycling and Environmental learning, developed by Tetra Tech.

Potable Reuse

Tetra Tech is an industry leader in potable reuse, working on some of the earliest U.S. programs in California and Florida. Tetra Tech leverages our expertise with advanced treatment to enable the recovery of this valuable resource for use as potable drinking water.

  • Direct potable reuse
  • Indirect potable reuse
  • Aquifer and surface water recharge