Waters or waters of the state shall be as defined in Section
403.031(13), Florida Statutes. [Solely for the purpose of NPDES permitting, waters of
the state are synonymous with waters of the United States. This means that a wholly owned
isolated wetland that is receiving wastewater effluent or reclaimed water is permitted as
waters of the state under this Chapter.]
A complete list of wastewater to wetlands
definitions are found in
Rule 62-611.200, F.A.C.
An area within the landward extent of waters of the state
where herbaceous ground cover constitutes greater than 30% of the uppermost stratum.
A wetland in which the hydrologic regime has been altered
prior to October 1, 1985, by drainage works which have directly resulted in substantial
and continuing reduction in water levels.
A wetland which was created solely as a result of human
activity, such as scraping or contouring of uplands or the land application of reclaimed
water, that then comes within the landward extent of waters. A man-made treatment wetland
does not include a wetland that was created as mitigation pursuant to a Department dredge
and fill permit or consent order.
A wetland within the landward extent of waters of the state
used to receive reclaimed water that contain not more, on an annual average basis, than
the following concentrations (Advanced Wastewater Treatment Standards):
Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand 5 mg/L
Total Suspended Solids 5 mg/L
Total Nitrogen (as N) 3 mg/L
Total Phosphorus (as P) 1 mg/L
Wastewater treatment to a level that will achieve the
effluent limitation specified in Rule 62-600.420, F.A.C.
A wetland within the landward extent of waters of
the state used to treat reclaimed water that has received secondary treatment with
An area within the landward extent of waters where
woody vegetation constitutes equal to or greater than 70% of the uppermost stratum.
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