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2008 Annual Reuse Report Forms Due January 1, 2009.

Laboratory Certification and Pathogen Monitoring

Rule 62-160.300, Florida Administrative Code, requires that all laboratories generating environmental data for submission to the DEP shall hold certification from the Florida Department of Health’s Environmental Laboratory Certification Program (ELCP). The ELCP is in a position to grant certification to laboratories offering analytical services for Giardia and Cryptosporidium using EPA Method 1623 for non-potable waters. DEP has communicated with laboratories that provide analytical services for Giardia and Cryptosporidium about the lab certification requirements. A listing of all certified labs is maintained on the DEP Laboratory's webpage.

New Arsenic Standards

Effective January 1, 2005, the drinking water standard for arsenic changed. This change affected water reuse and land application projects. This results from the fact that Florida has adopted the drinking water standards as our ground water standards. For more on Florida's new arsenic standards...

DEP Pathogen Removal Study

This study was conducted to evaluate the removal of Cryptosporidium and Giardia at differrent points within a domestic wastewater treatment plant located in Central Florida.

Cross-Connection Control

Part III of Chapter 62-610, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), deals with public access reuse systems. These systems include irrigation of golf courses, residential areas, parks, school grounds, and edible crops. Reclaimed water meeting the requirements of Part III of Chapter 62-610, F.A.C., is a high-quality non-potable water supply that is not meant for potable (drinking) purposes. Prevention of cross-connections between potable water supply lines and reclaimed water lines is imperative to the goal of protecting public health...more

Public Notification Requirements for Public Access Reuse Systems

The focus of this article is public notification. Public notification is important because the public has a right to know and to make informed decisions about reclaimed water usage...more

Domestic Wastewater Facilities Using Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection

For information on UV disinfection requirements and a list of facilities that provide UV disinfection - Get more Information.

Code of Good Practices for Water Reuse in Florida

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Water Environment Association’s Water Reuse Committee have developed the Code of Good Practices for Water Reuse in Florida. The Code of Good Practices is designed to aid reuse utilities as they implement quality water reuse programs. The focus is on reuse systems that provide reclaimed water for irrigation of public access areas (golf courses, parks, and other landscaped areas), residential lawns, and edible food crops. These types of reuse activities are regulated under Part III of Chapter 62-610, Florida Administrative Code.

Download the Code of Good Practices for Water Reuse in Florida

Last updated: September 21, 2011

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