In response to the state objectives in Section 373.250 and Section 403.064, Florida Statutes, of "encouraging and promoting reuse," the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has developed a comprehensive reuse program. DEP has created extensive rules for water reuse which are contained in Chapter 62-610, Florida Administrative Code.
Water reuse involves taking domestic wastewater, giving it a high degree of treatment, and using the resulting high-quality reclaimed water for a new, beneficial purpose. Extensive treatment and disinfection ensure that public health and environmental quality are protected.
If you have questions regarding water reuse in Florida, please contact the:
Wastewater Management Program 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3545 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400 Phone: 850-245-8589
Reclaiming Water: Reusing a Precious Resource
October 12, 2021 - 10:29am
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