Innovative treatment technologies, like microfiltration, reverse osmosis and UV disinfection, have been developed that can treat water in any form to the highest standards. Advances are such that any level of water quality can be achieved depending upon the end use.
Communities that use these advanced systems are producing and using reclaimed water in agricultural, groundwater recharge, wetland restoration, indirect potable and even direct potable projects.
The system takes highly treated wastewater that would have previously been discharged into the Pacific Ocean and purifies it using a three-step advanced treatment process consisting of microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light with hydrogen peroxide. The process produces high-quality water that meets or exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards.
The City of Altamonte Springs is conducting a pilot project aimed at meeting its future water needs and the challenges brought on by continued growth, shrinking groundwater supplies and the potential of drought. The project, called pureALTA, is taking reclaimed water and treating it to meet or exceed all drinking water quality standards without using expensive, energy-consuming reverse osmosis. The project is being done in partnership with the St. Johns River Water Management District, and is currently in the testing phase through October 2018.
To accommodate a planned expansion at the Polk Power Station, Tampa Electric forged creative regional partnerships with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Polk County and the cities of Lakeland and Mulberry. The company designed and built an innovative reclaimed water-treatment project that has dramatic environmental benefits.
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For general questions about using reclaimed water and to find out how you can get connected:
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