SB 536 – relating to Reclaimed Water
On Monday, April 28th, SB 536, relating to Reclaimed Water, by Senator Wilton Simpson (R-New Port Richey) was substituted for HB 601 and unanimously passed the House. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.
The bill directs the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, in cooperation with the five Water Management Districts, to conduct a study and submit a report on the expansion of the beneficial use of reclaimed water, including stormwater and excess surface water.
AIF supports state funding for alternative water supply projects. Water retention and storage are vital to expanding Florida’s water supply, which will give the state a head start on economic development and jobs in the future.