Joe Swett
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By Published On: January 28th, 20190 Comments13.3 min read

You just moved into your new home or you are considering putting in an irrigation system and you aren’t sure if you have a well or reclaimed water at your home?

Here are some tips about well vs reclaimed water:

Well water

If you have well water, you will see a pump system and it will be pulling water. If you need help figuring it out, call on an experienced irrigation company to inspect your property?

Reclaimed water

If you have reclaimed water, you usually see purple markings on the curb. Irrigation technicians can help you figure it out quickly. Irrigating with reclaimed water helps to conserve the current drinking water supply for a community.

How can I get reclaimed water service for irrigation?

Reclaimed water is available to customers who live within the boundaries of the existing reclaimed water service area. If you are in the service area of Tampa and have not enrolled in the program, you can sign up by calling (813) 274-8811 or by completing the application and mailing it to the address indicated on the form.

How do I connect to reclaimed water system?

Before connecting your irrigation system to reclaimed water, you must first detach and permanently uncouple all connection points between your irrigation system and the potable (drinking) water system. Once this is complete, you may then connect your irrigation system to the reclaimed water meter. You have the choice of doing the work yourself or hiring a licensed irrigation or plumbing contractor. A permit must be obtained by the person who will complete the connection before any work is performed. The City will inspect the work upon completion to ensure the connections to the potable (drinking) water and reclaimed water meters comply with all applicable state and local building codes, as well as FDEP rules. The connection work must pass inspection before the system can be used. Permittees have one year from the date the permit is issued to complete the work and pass inspection. Permittees not meeting that timeline will be required to pull a new permit.

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