Water Reuse and Recycling  




    62-40.416Water Reuse and Recycling


    Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 39, No. 219, November 8, 2013 issue of the Florida Administrative Register.


    62-40.416 Water Reuse and Recycling.

    (1) through (8) No change.

    (9) Supplementation of reclaimed water systems is a strategy that can benefit Florida’s water resources by reducing reliance on traditional water supplies and maximizing the use of reclaimed water.

    (a) When use of water for supplementation is requested, as part of the permit application review, the District shall require that an applicant provide reasonable assurance that:

    1. The use of water for supplementation will increase the amount of reuse, thereby resulting in a reduction in the overall use of higher quality sources for non-potable purposes, and, if applicable, reclaimed water beneficially used, reduce the amount of reclaimed water disposal to the extent practicable, and reduce the need to use higher quality sources for non-potable purposes; and

    2. The quantity of water requested for supplementation to achieve the requirements in subparagraph 62-40.416(9)(a)1., F.A.C., has been minimized to the extent environmentally, technically, and economically feasible. When using stormwater for supplementation, environmental feasibility may include a consideration of water quality benefits achieved by reducing stormwater discharges.

    (b) To meet the requirements of subparagraph 62-40.416(9)(a)2., F.A.C., the District shall require a plan from the applicant for the use of supplemental water in the reclaimed water system. The plan shall demonstrate why the requested quantity of water is needed to reasonably meet demands, how it will be used efficiently in the system, and, if applicable, how it will be used to expand the system. The plan shall consider the following elements to the extent applicable to the utility’s requested use of supplemental water in the reclaimed water system: or explain why an element is not applicable:

    1. Use of lower quality water sources;

    2. Designation of primary and secondary (interruptible) customers;

    2.3. The appropriate level of certainty to be provided to end users during drought conditions;

    4. Financial incentives for voluntary use reductions;

    3.5. Reclaimed water interconnects with other reuse utilities;

    4.6. Providing customers with information explaining the need to conservatively use reclaimed water;

    5.7. Regulatory constraints or requirements on discharges;

    6.8. Demand management when using the supplemental water, which can include financial incentives for voluntary use reductions;

    7.9. Creation of additional storage; and

    8.10. Any other measures identified by the applicant to demonstrate the efficient use of supplemental water.

    (c) For the purposes of facilitating supplementation with stormwater to improve water quality in surface or ground waters, a District may adopt alternative criteria for such use in lieu of the requirements in subparagraph 62-40.416(9)(a)2. and paragraph 62-40.416(9)(b), F.A.C.

    Rulemaking Authority 373.016, 373.019, 373.026(7), 373.036, 373.043, 373.171, 373.223, 373.236 FS. Law Implemented 373.016, 373.019, 373.023, 373.026, 373.036, 373.039, 373.042, 373.0421, 373.103, 373.171, 373.175, 373.223, 373.233, 373.236, 373.246, 373.250, 373.413, 373.414, 373.416, 373.418, 373.703, 403.0615(3), 403.064, 403.0891 FS. History–New 7-20-95, Amended 1-7-97, 5-7-05, 5-6-13,_________.

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62-40.416. Water Reuse and Recycling