According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, "reclaimed water" means water that has received at least secondary treatment and basic disinfection and is reused after flowing out of a domestic wastewater treatment facility.
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According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, "reuse" means the deliberate application of reclaimed water for a beneficial purpose.
According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, reclaimed water meeting the requirements of Part III of Chapter 62-610, F.A.C., can be safely used for irrigation of residential lawns, golf courses, schools, parks, athletic fields, and other landscape areas.
Reclaimed water is not different from drinking water in appearance or smell. It does contain more nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorous, which are beneficial for irrigation.
Reclaimed water is primarily used for irrigation. It is not safe to drink and must not be used for bathing, swimming pools, or irrigating plants with edible foods, such as fruits and vegetables.
For additional information on reuse, visit the Florida Department of Environmental Protection website.