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Two Innovative Florida Cities Reuse Stormwater Runoff

Two Innovative Florida Cities Reuse Stormwater Runoff


Pioneering new solutions in Florida for the treatment and reuse of stormwater runoff, the City of Altamonte Springs, the City of Apopka, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the St. Johns River Water Management District, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) have teamed up to create a project called A‑FIRST (FDOT Integrated Reuse and Stormwater Treatment). According to DEP’s website, A-FIRST is a $12.5-million project that captures the stormwater from I-4 then directs it to a water treatment facility where it is piped into the cities’ reclaimed water supply. The water is used for irrigation and as an alternative water supply for Apopka. According to DEP’s website, the treatment of this water is expected to cut back on the amount of phosphorus and nitrogen entering the Little Wekiva River by 99% and 98%, respectively. In many places around the world, developing sustainable uses for stormwater runoff is nothing new. However, in Florida, it is a breakthrough!



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