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DEP accepting comments on water reclamation/reuse study; meeting and webinar Aug. 20th

Senate Bill 536, which passed in the 2014 legislative session, requires the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), in coordination with stakeholders to conduct a comprehensive study and submit a report on the expansion of use of reclaimed water, storm water, and excess surface water in the state. The report is due to the Legislature on Dec. 1, 2015.

Below is information about the draft study report and upcoming meetings/webinar where DEP will present the draft study report and receive public comment.

The draft study report is available for review on the DEP SB536 Study web page,

FDEP will accept written comments on the draft report until Sept. 18, 2015. Comments may be emailed to or mailed to:

Janet Llewellyn
Office of Water Policy
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Blvd.
Mail Station #46
Tallahassee, FL 32399

FDEP will hold a statewide meeting/webinar to present the draft study report and receive public comment. The meeting will be held on Aug. 20, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. in Conference Room A of the Douglas Building at 3900 Commonwealth Blvd. in Tallahassee. The meeting will be available as a webinar for those who do not wish to travel to Tallahassee. Click here to register online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

A second opportunity to provide in-person input will be available on Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. at the St. Johns River Water Management District office at 601 South Lake Destiny Road, Suite 200, Maitland, FL. FDEP will present the same information at this meeting that was presented at the Aug. 20 meeting.