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WHAT IS RECLAIMED WATER?

Reclaimed water is any highly treated wastewater that has been specially treated by strict water quality standards. These standards are enforced by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). This type of wastewater is clear, clean, and odorless due to the treatment process completed in wastewater treatment plants. This wastewater must undergo a rigorous process that disinfects the water. The water is continually monitored by technicians to ensure that it remains in compliance with the latest industry regulations. This water is usually used for irrigation.

While most reclaimed water is only treated twice, reclaimed water at the Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant goes through three major processes before it’s made available to customers. By law, reclaimed water meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s strict standards, however it is still not suitable for drinking or bathing.

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HOW TO USE RECLAIMED WATER

If you are considering reclaimed water for your residence, here are a few guidelines for how to use it:

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Irrigating your lawn and landscape. Drinking water.
Filling decorative ponds and fountains. Filling swimming pools or hot tubs.
Using direct irrigation to water vegetables and fruits that will be peeled or cooked prior to serving. Connecting to a home or office for household use.
Using furrow irrigation or drip irrigation to water crops that will not be peeled or cooked prior to serving. Interconnecting with your drinking water pipeline.
Supplying a commercial water-cooled air conditioning system. Water recreation that involves water contact.

THE BENEFITS OF WATER RECLAMATION SYSTEMS

One of the main benefits of reclaim water systems is they are environmentally friendly. They are also a great way to reuse water for landscape irrigation purposes. Ultimately, the use of reclaim water is an effective way to reduce the volume of wastewater into water resources. They also help conserve the fresh water supply by producing an alternative source for irrigation usage. This is especially effective during the dry seasons. Drinking water is not as readily available and many communities struggle with meeting the constant demand of users. However, reclaimed water is a perfect way to reduce the demand by providing a viable alternative for irrigation purposes.

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FOR USE IN SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

Reclaimed water isn’t suitable for drinking purposes or washing your vehicle, but lawns can be irrigated with reclaimed water systems. This type of water is especially useful for sprinkler systems. You can even irrigate crops with reclaimed water, as long as they are cooked, skinned, or peeled these products before consumption. Sunrise Irrigation can help with the installation of sprinkler systems.