Yes, currently the City’s Reclamation Plant is producing recycled water. However, due to high mineral content in our water supply (groundwater) before improvements were made, many people own water softeners in the Hollister Urban Area. The salty brine created after a water softener regenerates soft water enters our sewer system and we end up with poor quality recycled water. By using more surface water for our drinking water supply water softeners will not be needed. The combination of surface water and fewer water softeners help us produce high-quality recycled water that can be used to irrigate high-value crops.