Please take the time to read the following important message regarding your reclaimed water service.
What is reclaimed water?
Reclaimed water is domestic wastewater which has been treated and disinfected to a high degree such that it can be safely used to irrigate golf courses and residential lawns.
Reclaimed water must meet strict water quality requirements established by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Although reclaimed water meets most of the drinking water standards and is safe for human contact, it is not intended for use as drinking water.
Why use reclaimed water?
Using reclaimed water conserves drinking water supplies and reduces discharges of domestic wastewater to surface waters.
What can you do with reclaimed water?
• Irrigate your lawn.
• Irrigate flower gardens.
• Irrigate trees and shrubs.
What can’t you do with reclaimed water?
• DO NOT DRINK reclaimed water.
• Do not connect any pipes to your reclaimed water pipes.
• Do not connect your reclaimed water pipes to any other pipes.
• Do not use reclaimed water to fill swimming pools, hot tubs, or wading pools.*
• Do not use reclaimed water to irrigate edible crops (i.e., vegetables or fruits) that WILL NOT be peeled, skinned, or cooked before being eaten.*
• Do not use reclaimed water to irrigate vegetable gardens
Deltona prohibits the use of hose bibs [per Rule 62-610.469(3), F.A.C.] as they are the leading cause of backflow accidents which could contaminate the drinking water supply. So please do not use hose bibs to:
• Wash your car
• Wash your boat
Your reclaimed water system will be periodically inspected by Deltona Water. Improper use of reclaimed water will result in termination of your service and/or other penalties.
Reclaimed Water Quality –
Deltona Water ensures that all reclaim water meets or exceeds the water quality requirements established by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Furthermore each year, Deltona Water analyzes the reclaimed water for parameters listed as drinking water standards. While reclaimed water is not required to meet drinking water standards, the system analyzes the reclaim water to ensure the highest reclaim water quality possible for the residents of Deltona.
Thank you for you continued support of our reclaim water project and the benefits to our community and the environment. Questions or comments please call 386-575-6800.