To find out if reclaimed water is available in your area, review the maps below or
contact Customer Service at
(727) 464-4481 or by e-mail. All maps are in pdf format.
How to Connect to Reclaimed Water:
More about the process:
For questions about the application contact Customer Service (727) 464-4481.
The reclaimed water application must be completed and processed prior to scheduling the reclaimed water inspection.
All connections made to the reclaimed water must have a cross connection inspection.
Once your have installed the irrigation system and are ready to schedule the reclaimed water inspection, please contact Technical Services at (727) 464-5848.
To have a free in-ground hose bibb delivered to you, please contact (727) 464-5848.
If you would like to install the above ground hose bibb ($95 fee) please contact (727) 464-5848.
For information about additional hose connections, call Technical Services at (727) 464-5848.
North and South County reclaimed water customers have different connection requirements.
About Reclaimed Water:
Wastewater does not come from the water used to water the grass, fill the swimming pool, wash the dog or wash the car. Wastewater is not stormwater run-off; this is collected in a separate stormwater drainage system.
What is reclaimed water? It is wastewater (discarded water from toilets, sinks, laundries, tubs and showers) that has been cleaned and purified through an advanced wastewater treatment process that eliminates harmful by-products.
It takes wastewater from four to five houses to supply one house with reclaimed water. Reclaimed water is a limited resource and should be used wisely. Reclaimed water travels from the wastewater treatment plant to houses and businesses through a separate reclaimed water pipe system. These pipes are identified by the color purple.
Benefits of using reclaimed water
- Creates an alternate water source for irrigation while reducing demand on potable water sources utilized for drinking water (view chart showing drop in per capita potable water usage )
- Reduces the cost of landscape irrigation when it replaces potable water
- Reduces fertilizer costs due to the nitrogen and phosphorus in reclaimed water
- Beautifies our community by enhancing the appearance of landscaping
What are acceptable uses for reclaimed water?
- Irrigating lawns and most landscaping
- Washing cars, boats or heavy equipment. It is recommended that after the use of reclaimed water, vehicles are rinsed with potable water and towel dried to prevent spotting.
- Washing roofs and buildings
- Supplying water to decorative fountains
What are NOT acceptable uses for reclaimed water?
- Consumption by humans, bathing, cooking or toilet flushing in residential dwellings
- Any interconnection with another water source
- Recreational use involving body contact (i.e., swimming pools or outdoor showers)
- Irrigation of vegetables or other edible crops which are not peeled, cooked or thermally processed before being consumed
- Run-off into or filling of swimming pools
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