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HomeAt Home & BeyondIt's water reuse week!

It’s water reuse week!

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Release from Susanna Martinez Tarokh, Southwest Florida Water Management District

Water Reuse Week will take place next week, May 15-21, and we wanted to share the attached infographic with your readers as a way to better understand the importance of water reuse within the region.

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has invested nearly $417 million in 393 reclaimed water projects since 1987. An additional $673 million from partners has resulted in combined investments totaling $1 billion.

Water reuse is the process of using highly treated wastewater for a beneficial purpose. Also known as reclaimed water, it is primarily used for irrigation, but also can be used for other purposes. There are many benefits to using reclaimed water, such as reducing potable water use, reducing discharge into rivers and bays from wastewater plants, and ensuring a sustainable and cost-effective water supply.

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The District works with local utilities and water users to maximize the beneficial use of reclaimed water as an alternative water supply. The use of reclaimed water helps meet current and future water supply needs in the region and is a vital component of the District’s Regional Water Supply Plan and Strategic Plan.

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