In 1998, the Department of Environmental Protection developed the video, "Every Drop Counts…Use it Again, Florida!" The video was created to help educate the public about the use of reclaimed water.
This video is now available in DVD format!
Public Service Announcement
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has developed a 1-minute public service announcement (PSA) to promote the reuse of reclaimed water in Florida. The PSA is available in high-speed BETA format, which is compatible with the format used at television stations.
Utilities or other entities interested in borrowing a copy to air at a local television station can contact:
Fact Sheets & Reports
In 1990, the DEP developed a brochure on the reuse of reclaimed water titled "Florida State of the Environment: Reuse of Reclaimed Water". This brochure was updated in 1996 and again in 2000. In 2010, an updated “Water Reuse” brochure was developed, replacing the 2000 “State of the Environment: Reuse of Reclaimed Water” brochure.
Below is an electronic version of the Water Reuse Brochure for distribution:
FDEP and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) produced reuse flyer templates that utilities, neighborhood associations, and others can use to educate customers receiving reclaimed water for irrigation about reuse, including what they can and cannot do with reclaimed water.
In 1999, the Southwest Florida Water Management District developed a reclaimed water guide to provide guidance to new and established reclaimed water systems. The document is available on CD-ROM and includes example permits, contracts/agreements, surveys, rates and fees, and ordinances.
In order to receive a copy of the guide book or CD, please contact:
The National Water Research Institute has created a series of water resource videos, one of which deals with water recycling titled "Water from Water Program 2: Recycling."
For more information please contact:
The Florida Water & Pollution Control Operators Association developed a reuse video in 1996 titled, "Water A Resource to Reuse."
For more information, contact:
Links to other resources for reuse publications:
Last updated: October 29, 2012
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