Essay about Recommendation for Recycling Water in Florida

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Recommendation For Recycling Water in Florida

Prepared for: Tom Petty, Chairman Of The Board Department Of Environmental
Regulation Board

by: Environmental Specialist, Pasco County Florida

November 29, 1996

Contents

Abstract................................................2 Executive
Summary.......................................3
Introduction............................................4
Methods.................................................4
Results.................................................5 Basic background information on water reuse in Florid...5 Reclaiming Waste Water in Florida Uses for reclaimed or reused water......................7 Conclusions.............................................7
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We already treat our waste water with processes that result in a water
99.5% pure. If this water was to be sent to a water treatment plant to be processed along with the water already being processed, there would be plenty of water available. This water could be used as potable water, for drinking or cooking, or for laundry or irrigation. The reclaimed water could be reinjected
(deep well injection) into the aquifer to offset the amount being pumped every day. Enclosed is a flow chart through a waste water and water plant already in use. There is little or no modification required to accomplish recycling of water. Once the water completes the treatment at the waste water facility, it would be rerouted to the head, or beginning of the water treatment plant. As of this point in time, we have completed a flow chart designed for your plant and a brief estimate of the costs involved. The facilities already in use to process the water we drink now could be used with little, or in some cases no modifications. This would alleviate our water shortage problems both now and for future generations. With the reclaimed water we would not only save existing supplies, but probably drop the cost of water below that which it is now. According to our estimates, the changes to the Moon Lake Water Treatment Plant will cost approximately $50,000; this includes labor, which will be done in house. The scenario is that the water effluent leaving the wastewater plant will be sent

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