What is an Allocation, how is it determined, and why is it important?
The Allocation is the amount or volume of reclaimed water available to customers during the Dry Season (February thru June) to which the surcharge fee does not apply.
How is it determined?
The allocation is based on 0.8 inches of water per week (3.2 inches per month) multiplied by the amount of pervious acreage (total acreage minus the area of the house, patio, sidewalk, driveway, etc.) on a customer's property.
Why is it Important?
The allocation determines the overall size (number of customers) the Reclaimed Water System can sustain and provides for a base line of irrigation usage for each property. The allocation is important to the customer as it could affect the utility bill during the dry season if the allocation is exceeded. Customers who exceed their dry season allocation will incur an over use surcharge fee of $2.00 per thousand gallons of overuse.
Can Reclaimed Water be used to water my garden?
Reclaimed Water can be used for edible crops that will be peeled, skinned, cooked or thermally processed before consumption. Reclaimed Water must not come into direct contact with plants, vegetables or fruit that are eaten raw.
Can I use drip irrigation with Reclaimed Water?
Does Reclaimed Water smell?
Can I have a hose bib or a garden hose connected to Reclaimed Water?
What are the gallons per minute flow for Reclaimed Water Meters?
1" Meter = 25 gpm
1.5" Meter = 175 gpm
2" Meter = 250 gpm
What is Reclaimed Waters pound per square inch (PSI) pressure?
What does it cost to hook-up to Reclaimed Water?
Captial Cost Recovery Fees (CCRFs) are collected for all new Reclaimed Water Connections. CCRFs can be paid in full at the time of installation, paid off anytime after installation or financed for 20 years at 7% interest. Call the Water Division at (727) 298-3100 for more information.
How do I connect to Reclaimed Water?
Call the Water Division at (727) 298-3100 to determine if Reclaimed Water is available for your property.