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Sewer district reopens popular recycled water program to all residents

Program no longer restricted to Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon residents

The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) has reopened its popular recycled water program to anyone who wishes to participate.

DSRSD had initially opened the program to anyone, but in July it restricted new members to those who live in Dublin, Pleasanton and San Ramon, which are the areas the district serves, because more people signed up than the program could handle.

The program was reopened to the public this week, the district announced Wednesday.

The program is free and provides recycled water to help residents keep their lawns and landscaping alive during the drought. Recycled water is treated wastewater and is not safe for drinking, but it can be used to wash porches, cars and other surfaces.

The program has given away 17.9 million gallons of recycled water to more than 3,000 people since June 2014.

To receive an ID card, residents must sign a water use agreement, which can be found at DSRSD.com, and bring the completed form to a water fill station to be trained and to get an ID card.

Fill stations are located at 7399 Johnson Drive in Pleasanton and Dublin Boulevard at Clark Ave. at the Dublin Safety Complex. Residents should enter the Dublin water fill station off Village Parkway.

The Pleasanton fill station is signing up new users Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. It is open for current users Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon.

The Dublin fill station is accepting new users Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-9 a.m. and is open for current users on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents should bring containers that can hold at least one gallon up to a limit of 300 gallons.

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