District recognizes May 13th-19th as Water Reuse Week in Florida

first_img Please enter your comment! Well, it is getting closer to June 1st, the official start of hurricane season. I am not looking forward to that, for sure! And now they are talking about some type of a disturbance off the coast of Florida in the gulf, off of Naples, and I don’t know exactly what that will bring. I have been watching Click Orlando. com, and the story of Maitland’s flooding problems there on 17-92, right where the train trestle goes across the highway, near where the old mini golf place used to be. That flooding was caused by developers doing some work, and blocking some storm drains off according to the news story. Well, I saw pictures of cars totally flooded with water, in the road, up to the windshields! That must have been extremely scary to those drivers. We used to go that way, and never saw the road flooded, years ago. It had to be from the work they were doing, for sure. I also saw Mark Reggatin, out there talking with the news people, about what the City of Maitland was going to do about the flooding headaches, and Mark Reggatin, used to work for the City of Apopka as our Community Developer guy, and he wasn’t with Apopka very long at all, until he left Apopka, to go work for the City of Maitland. LOL (I know I misspelled his name, sorry) The City of Maitland council is going to vote on whether or not to buy $ 80,000 dollars worth of dirt, to somehow remedy the flooding problem…..???? This makes me wonder about the trains that run along there, the Sun Rail and the Amtrack, and how they would get across there if flooded???? I know they come along there, because of have sat there at Kappy’s sub shop on 17-92 when the fast trains roared along there. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear May 14, 2018 at 8:16 am Please enter your name here TAGSSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleScience teachers sacrifice to provide lab materials for studentsNext articleSmart windows could combine solar panels and TVs too Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Miacenter_img From the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictMore than 207 million gallons of reclaimed water is reused daily within the St. Johns River Water Management District. Next week, May 13-19, the district, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and fellow agencies across the state will recognize the benefits of reusing treated wastewater, or reclaimed water.“In order to meet our future water demands and protect our natural resources, we have to continue supporting the use of reclaimed water to meet our outdoor watering needs and reduce demand on traditional water supplies,” said Governing Board Secretary Chuck Drake. “This week is a great opportunity to celebrate the positive direction our state is headed and educate residents about how each person can make a difference when it comes to making smart choices about our water supply.”“Florida is a national leader in water reuse,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “We are excited to partner on cooperative funding projects that provide financial assistance to develop additional reuse opportunities like irrigation, within our 18-county area.”Tuesday, the district’s Governing Board approved a resolution proclaiming May 13-19, 2018, as Water Reuse Week, to help promote and encourage efficient use of reclaimed water in the district.Water reuse is the process of using highly treated wastewater for a beneficial purpose. By using reclaimed water, communities can conserve traditional freshwater supplies and provide an environmentally responsible alternative to disposal of wastewater. Since Florida utilities began using reclaimed water in the 1970s, it has become a major component of water resource management by local governments and utilities within the state of Florida and the district.Using reclaimed water saves fresh drinkable water for use in homes and businesses; provides a safe, environmentally responsible alternative to wastewater disposal; delays the need to develop alternative drinking water supplies and can reduce the need for fertilizer.Many people may recognize the purple pipes from their own neighborhoods that use these pipes to distribute reclaimed water, which is color-coded to remind water users that the water is not treated to drinking water standards in Florida.Across Florida, more than 1.6 billion gallons of reuse from domestic wastewater treatment facilities are permitted per day. The largest use for reclaimed water is irrigation, and May is typically the month when irrigation demands peak due to hot and dry conditions.The district actively promotes and encourages the efficient and effective use of reclaimed water by:Implementing a cooperative funding program that provides financial assistance to entities developing alternative water supplies, including water reuse;Funding studies and pilot programs that promote innovative treatment technologies; andEngaging in innovative uses and applications of reclaimed water.The majority of beneficial reuse currently occurs in the central Florida area, but other areas of the district continue to expand reuse. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img

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