Customers in the City of Dunedin can count on high quality reclaimed water suitable for landscape irrigation. Reclaimed water is treated through advanced technical processes designed by engineers, operated by highly skilled and licensed city staff, and tested in sophisticated laboratory processes.
The utilization of the city's reclaimed water for landscape irrigation is safe for the protection of the environment and the public health. The city's reclaimed water program is an important component in the conservation of groundwater needed to sustain your drinking water supply for future years.
Reclaimed water is a product of treated wastewater collected from your homes, businesses, and the by-product water from the city's reverse osmosis water treatment plant. The wastewater flows through sewer mains and pumping stations within in the city's service area to the city owned and operated advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility.
This facility operates 365 days a year, 24-hours a day, and is operated by technically skilled operators, mechanics, and electricians committed to providing city customers with superior reclaimed water quality. There, the wastewater moves through numerous treatment processes to remove odor, oils and grease, organic matter, solids, nitrogen, phosphorus, metals, bacteria and other contaminants.
The resulting reclaimed water meets all state standards for use as landscape irrigation water. Reclaimed water is then pumped to customers and to four storage tanks located throughout the city.