Direct/Indirect Potable

Instead of sending highly treated water into the ocean or other bodies of water, reuse water can help replenish drinking water supplies, or simply make potable water available for future use.

  • Tampa – The city uses 10 aquifer storage recovery wells to store high-quality recycled water 300 to 400 feet underground for future reuse.
  • Pembroke Pines – If the state approves the $47 million project, Pembroke Pines will be the first city in South Florida to treat and inject recycled water – up to 7 million gallons per day – into the Biscayne Aquifer.
  • West Palm Beach – The city’s innovative wetlands-based water reclamation project involves the construction of an indirect potable reuse plant to provide advanced treatment of reclaimed water to enhance wetlands and recharge the aquifer.