Reclaimed or reuse water is created from the process of converting wastewater into water that can be reused for other purposes. Wastewater enters a treatment facility and is treated to appropriate safety standards. At the final stage of treatment, reclaimed water becomes a product that is clean, clear, and odorless. Once treated and deemed safe, the reclaimed water is then distributed to local residents for irrigation purposes.
The City of Leesburg operates two separate wastewater treatment facilities to assist in water conservation efforts. Recent studies have shown that over half of all residential water use is due to irrigation. With reclaimed water being made available to our customers, the City of Leesburg saves millions of gallons of potable water each year.
Treatment plant tours are available to the public upon request.
If you are interested in touring one of our treatment facilities, please contact our Public Works department
Recommendations for treatment plant tours are below:
- Tours are limited to thirty people or less. Plan accordingly
- Tours usually last about two hours so dress comfortably
- Wear sunscreen as the majority of the tour is outdoors
- Bring a reusable water bottle. Fountains are available.