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WateReuse Urges Florida Governor to Sign Legislation that Encourages Water Reuse, Expands Use of Purified Water to Replenish Aquifers

Date: April 06, 2018

The WateReuse Association sent a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott urging him to sign HB 1149, legislation that encourages water reuse and expands the use of treated water to replenish Florida’s aquifers to meet Florida’s future water supply needs.

As noted in the letter, water reuse is not new in Florida. Florida has been the leader in water reuse since the 1970’s – recycling water and recharging aquifers for decades in a safe and proven manner to enhance environmental features, increase water supply, improve water quality, stop saltwater intrusion, and more. The water reuse and aquifer recharge provisions in this bill simply provide stronger legislative and regulatory frameworks for these efforts by delineating existing recycled water practices that may be considered an “impact offset,” establishing criteria of how to apply these credits, and encouraging the use of recycled water for aquifer recharge as a state objective. These provisions are important in expanding the use of recycled water to support Florida’s water resource needs.

The WateReuse Association applauds Florida’s efforts in its historic leadership in reusing water and initiating its plan a safe and sustainable path to meet a portion of its future water supply using a water recycling approach.

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