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Borehole wash water reuse?

We are looking at possible options for reuse of water that has been used to clean an operational borehole. The water will be high in chlorine and turbidity. Assuming that there is no legislation to cover this, and that the community is happy, is it possible to reuse this water in agriculture for human consumption? If not, any other options other than discharging into the environment? I think that treatment options for reducing the chlorine load are not economically feasible considering the large amount of water. Any thoughts?