|Please take the time to read the following important message regarding our reclaimed water service.|
What is reclaimed water?
Reclaimed water is domestic wastewater which has been treated and disinfected to a high degree so it can be safely used to irrigate golf courses and residential lawns. Reclaimed water must meet strict water quality requirements established by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Although reclaimed water meets most of the drinking water standards and is safe for human or animal contact, it is not intended for use as drinking water. It's always a good idea to wash hands thoroughly after contact with reclaimed water, especially before preparing or eating food.
Why use reclaimed water?
Using reclaimed water is a simple, low-cost, user-friendly way to help conserve our fresh drinking water supplies.
How is reclaimed water used?
- Irrigate lawns and golf courses.
- Irrigate flower gardens.
- Irrigate trees and shrubs.
What can't you do with reclaimed water?
- DO NOT DRINK RECLAIMED WATER.
- Do not connect any pipes to reclaimed water lines.
- Do not use reclaimed water to fill swimming pools, hot tubs, or wading pools.
- Do not use reclaimed water to irrigate edible crops that will not be peeled, skinned, or cooked before being eaten.
If you have questions about the use of reclaimed water in your community or to modify your reclaimed water system, contact Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department at 561-740-4600.