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West Orange homes given access to reclaimed water

Almost 350 residences in Ocoee and Winter Garden now have access to reclaimed water thanks to two recent projects to preserve fresh groundwater in Central Florida.

The construction of infrastructure for reclaimed water pipelines will deliver the water to 349 homes in Winter Garden and Ocoee as part of the cities’ projects to conserve fresh, potable water by utilizing wastewater.

“It’s the wastewater that comes back to the city for processing after the potable water has been used,” said Jamie Croteau, assistant director of utilities in Ocoee. “So, it is wastewater that has been treated to a certain standard and can be applied for irrigation. And it saves you from using potable water, which is drinking water, on (your) lawn.”