Treated waste water an environmental and cost-cutting alternative for irrigation

Delray crews install reclaim water lines near A1A

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - George Whitney wants to get back to watering his lawn on a regular basis.

"My water bill is already high, and that's pretty bad," said Whitney, a Delray Beach resident.

He stopped doing it because it drained his wallet.
On average Delray Beach customers use 15 million gallons of water per day. If reclaimed water, which is treated waste water, can replace well water for irrigation, it would cost less than half as much to turn on the hose.

The city of Delray Beach is expanding its' reclaim water system along A1A just south of Atlantic Avenue. Instead of using well water to irrigate, more customers will have access to treated waste water for their lawns.
It costs customers about $2.43 per 1000 gallons for well water. It only costs $1 for 1000 gallons of reclaimed water.
That's a price Whitney can handle.

"I can water every day and it won't cost me as much money," said Whitney.

It also keeps the city from spending millions to dig more wells to keep up with demand.

"My water bill is already high, and that's pretty bad," said Whitney, a Delray Beach resident.

He stopped doing it because it drained his wallet.

On average Delray Beach customers use 15 million gallons of water per day. If reclaimed water, which is treated waste water, can replace well water for irrigation, it would cost less than half as much to turn on the hose.

The city of Delray Beach is expanding its' reclaim water system along A1A just south of Atlantic Avenue. Instead of using well water to irrigate, more customers will have access to treated waste water for their lawns.
It costs customers about $2.43 per 1000 gallons for well water. It only costs $1 for 1000 gallons of reclaimed water.

That's a price Whitney can handle.

"I can water every day and it won't cost me as much money," said Whitney.

It also keeps the city from spending millions to dig more wells to keep up with demand.

 

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