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Florida's Water Reuse Program


DEP’s reuse program is charged with encouraging and promoting reuse in Florida, and also with protecting the public health and environmental quality. The DEP’s Reuse Coordinator, who has primary responsibility for implementation of the reuse program, is located in the Domestic Wastewater Section of the Bureau of Water Facilities Regulation in the Division of Water Resource Management.

Rules are established and maintained to ensure that reuse projects are designed and operated such that public health and environmental quality will be protected. Reuse rule requirements are established in Chapter 62-610, F.A.C. (302K)

The program provides oversight of DEP permitting activities to ensure that rules are applied consistently state-wide. The DEP district offices review permits to make sure that the permits are consistent with reuse requirements established by Department rules as well as the applicable consumptive use permit issued by the water management district. Permits issued must also be consistent with the Antidegradation Policy. The Department also reviews reuse feasibility studies for wastewater treatment facilities.

Last updated: November 17, 2016

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