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RECLAIMED WATER FACTS

RECLAIMED WATER FACTS

RECLAIMED WATER FACTS

  • Reclaimed water is also known as reuse water
  • Reclaimed water is highly treated wastewater effluent, disinfected to a high degree, making it usable to safely irrigate medians, ball fields and residential lawns
  • Reclaimed water must meet strict water quality requirements established by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
  • Reclaimed water meets most of the drinking water standards and is safe for human contact, though it is NOT intended for use as drinking water.
  • Reclaimed water is safe. There have been no reports of ill effects from the prescribed usage.

“APPROVED” USES OF RECLAIMED WATER

  • Irrigation of lawn, flower garden, trees and shrubs
  • Washing of your vehicle or boat

“UNAPPROVED” USES OF RECLAIMED WATER

  • Drinking – Do not Drink – Not for Human nor Pet consumption
  • Connecting any pipes to your reclaimed water pipes.
  • Filling swimming pools, wading pools, Jacuzzis, spas or any recreational use.
  • Children should not be permitted to play in reclaimed water.
  • Any usage inside the home or garage including food preparation, washing clothes, bathing, showering, washing pets, or toilet flushing.

For more information or to connect to Reclaimed Water, please contact the Department of Environmental Services at PublicWorks@cityofedgewater.org or 386-424-2400 ext. 4007

This information was provided by the official Newsletter for the City of Edgewater Jan, Feb, March 2020

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