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The city of St. Petersburg operates one of the largest urban dual water systems of its kind in the world. The extensive use of reclaimed water has stabilized the use of potable water in St. Petersburg and eliminated the need to develop additional water supply sources in the near future. Several design and operational problems have been encountered and solved in this pioneering operation as the reclaimed water distribution system has expanded throughout the years. The reclaimed water has been shown to be safe and acceptable for the intended uses.


Florida Department of Environmental Protection. 1999. Reuse of Reclaimed Water and Land Application. Chapter 62-610, Florida Administrative Code. Tallahassee: Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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