Is reuse water safe?

Yes, the City of Apopka’s reclaimed water must meet very strict standards that are regulated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) before it can leave our treatment plant. FDEP requires high levels of treatment that includes filtration, disinfection, and continuous 24 hour a day monitoring for water quality. However, under current FDEP regulations reclaimed water is not allowed to be used for drinking, cooking, filling swimming pools and spas, or to cool residential air-conditioning systems. There is no known danger to individual human health from coming in contact with reuse water, when it is being used for its intended purpose.

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1. What is reclaimed or reuse water?
2. Is reuse water safe?
3. Can I use reuse water to grow fruits and vegetables?
4. Do I have to use reuse water for my irrigation?
5. What other responsibilities are associated with my reuse water system?
6. Should I conserve reclaimed water?
7. I have a billing related question, who should I contact?