20 years ago, Florida utilities were investigating methods to dispose of excess reclaimed water. Water supply planning has since then evolved to operate collaboratively across “silos” of water, wastewater, reclaimed water, and stormwater.
Fast forward to today, Senate Bill 64, signed into law in 2021, is propelling utilities to explore innovative and non-traditional projects to meet the requirement to eliminate non-beneficial surface water discharges. There is a paradigm shift in thinking about reclaimed water as a resource vital to meeting increasing water demands across the State.
In this webinar, we will hear from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on their analysis of SB 64 compliance plans submitted by utilities in the State, followed by individual plans of three (3) utilities in the North, Central, and South regions, and the impact of regional drivers on their respective plans. Attendees will learn about the following:
- SB 64 contents and the State’s analysis,
- Alternative water supply projects, and
- Regional challenges in fulfilling compliance plans.
Jeff Greenwell, Environmental Services Manager, Hillsborough County
- Sydney Cummings, Senior Program Analyst, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
- Megan Ross, Director of Utilities, Pinellas County
- Robert Zammataro, Director of Water Planning and Development, JEA
- 4th Speaker TBD
1 PDH will be provided to Florida professionals for this webinar.