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Projects bring reclaimed water to 349 homes in Ocoee and Winter Garden

Two cities recently completed projects that will bring reclaimed water service to 349 existing households in central Florida. Ocoee and Winter Garden both received funding from the St. Johns River Water Management District for the conversion to reclaimed water for irrigation.

“Water reuse is an excellent way to help offset future water supply needs and to provide for long-term growth in the area,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “This is a project that will not only stretch freshwater supplies, but also help protect Florida’s natural resources.”

By using reclaimed water, communities can conserve traditional freshwater supplies and provide an environmentally responsible alternative to disposal of wastewater.