Reclaimed Water for Wildlife, Wetland and Pastureland
Reclaimed Water is Good For the Environment, Supports Wildlife, Pasturelands and Provides Cost Savings
Novato Sanitary District is using its high-quality, treated reclaimed water to irrigate its 800-acres of beautiful pastureland, and at its wildlife pond during the spring and summer months.
Nearly fifty different species of bird have been spotted in the wildlife pond including ducks, coots, grebes, warblers, pelicans, finch, geese, and hawks, all benefiting from the improved habitat.
By irrigating the pastures with it's high-quality, treated reclaimed water the District is helping preserve open space and maintaining a link to Novato's agricultural heritage. The District leases their pastureland to a cattle rancher who is responsible for the care of the property and pays a lease fee, making it cost-effective for the District.