Reclaimed Water in Miramar
What Is Reclaimed Water?
Reclaimed water is recycled wastewater that has undergone advanced treatment to meet the specific standards for which it will be utilized. During the treatment process, which includes, but not limited to filtration and disinfection, the reclaimed water is monitored extensively. This level of quality control ensures that reclaimed water is safe and complies with the stringent standards that are developed by regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.
Reclaimed water has multiple uses such as irrigation of public access areas and landscape; agricultural irrigation; groundwater recharge; wetlands creation, restoration, and enhancement; firefighting; amongst other permitted uses as stated in the Florida Statutes. Here in the City of Miramar, reclaimed water is exclusively used for irrigation of public access areas and landscape. Reclaimed water is also referred to as reuse or recycled water
Reclaimed Water Do’s and Don’ts
Do Use Reclaimed Water to:
- Irrigate green spaces in parks, schools, and rights-of-way
- Irrigate private lawns and landscaping through in-ground irrigation systems
Don’t Use Reclaimed Water to:
- Drink Connect to a dwelling for toilet flushing or other household use
- Interconnect with another water source
- Fill a swimming pool or spa or use in an outdoor shower
- Install hose connections on your irrigation system for spraying
How does Reclaimed Water Impact Miramar?
Miramar, like other South Florida communities, is faced with the issue of a diminishing water supply. Water reclamation is an important component of a water conservation program. The use of reclaimed water is not restricted during drought periods and is strongly supported by the South Florida Water Management District (DFWMD).
Is Reclaimed Water Safe?
Yes! Reclaimed water is safe for certain uses.
Reclaimed Water Undergoes a High Treatment Level
A state-of-the-art system purveying reclaimed water of the highest quality for over 25 years capable of producing up to 7.5 million gallons a day (MDG). On-line instrumentation continuously monitors and analyzes the water.
Reclaimed Water Distribution System
All distribution components are clearly identified by color coding and readily recognizable signs to ensure that there are no cross-connections with the potable water or the sewer system. The City also conducts periodic inspections and waterquality testing throughout the distribution system.