What is reclaimed water?

Water, like used motor oil, newspaper, plastic and aluminum cans, can be recycled. Reclaimed water is treated wastewater from local utility systems. The City of Stuart filters and treats reclaimed water with a high level of chlorine disinfection. This allows reclaimed water to be readily available for non-potable uses such as commercial and private landscape irrigation purposes.

Current Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) regulatory mechanisms are effective in encouraging and promoting water reuse. There has been a significant increase of reclaimed water usage the last ten years, and this reuse water has been an important component of water resources and wastewater management in the State of Florida.

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1. What is reclaimed water?
2. Why reuse water?
3. Is reclaimed water safe?
4. What are the benefits of reclaimed water?
5. What are the uses of reclaimed water?
6. When should reclaimed water not be used?
7. What is the City of Stuart's vision for reclaimed water?
8. Where can I get more information about reclaimed water?