Florida's water is critical to the environment, the economy, the
public health, and the future. DEP's Domestic Waste and
Industrial Waste Programs ensure that wastewater is properly
treated, reused, or disposed.
South District's Wastewater Section diligently works with all
stakeholders, including the citizens, wastewater utilities,
industry, the U.S. EPA, DEP Headquarters, and local governments
to ensure proper treatment, reuse and disposal of wastewater.
Reuse is a
critical key to sustainability in Florida. Reuse involves
directing highly treated wastewater effluent toward beneficial
non-potable uses. The South District has been encouraging and
promoting reuse for years. Based upon DEP's September 2010
Reuse Inventory, the South District leads the state with a 90% Flow
Ratio. Flow Ratio is defined as Reuse Flow divided by Total
Wastewater Treatment Plant Flow.
detail, please view DEP's Wastewater Web Site at
After hours emergencies should be reported
to the State Warning Point at (800) 320-0519.