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File #: 3385   
Type: New Business - Development and Environmental Services Group Status: Adopted
File created: 9/27/2021 In control: Utility Services Department
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Submittal to Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) plan for eliminating nonbeneficial surface water discharge per 403.064(17), F.S.
Attachments: 1. New Provision in Section 403.064(17), F.S. regarding Permitted Surface Water Discharges .pdf, 2. The 2021 Florida Statutes.pdf, 3. J 2 Attachment BBWWTF NB SW Disch Elim Plan Revised Draft.pdf, 4. J 2 SBWWTF - NB SW Disch Elim Plan - Revised Draft - 09 29 2021.pdf, 5. J 2 SCRWRF - NB SW Disch Elim Plan - Revised Draft - 09 29 2021.pdf, 6. SB 64 2nd Notification Letter (Final) 10-01-2021.pdf
Subject:
Title
Submittal to Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) plan for eliminating nonbeneficial surface water discharge per 403.064(17), F.S.
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Fiscal Impact:
Approval of the plan will commit this Department to have the improvements completed by January 1, 2032. Currently, cost estimation for the improvements of the three (3) facilities which are designated by the FDEP are: South Central Water Reclamation Facility: $5M; South Beaches Water Reclamation Facility: $18M; and Barefoot Bay Water Reclamation Facility: $40M.
Dept/Office:
Utility Services Department
Requested Action:
Recommendation
Request approval of the Board for Utility Services Department to submit the attached plans for the three (3) above mentioned facilities to the FDEP.
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Summary Explanation and Background:
On June 29, 2021, the State of Florida passed 403.064, F.S. for the purpose of "those wastewater treatment plants permitted and operated under an approved reuse program by the department, the reclaimed water shall be considered environmentally acceptable and not a threat to public health and safety."

Section 17 of the F.S. states "By November 1, 2021, domestic wastewater utilities that dispose of effluent, reclaimed water, or reuse water by surface water discharge shall submit to the department for review and approval a plan for eliminating nonbeneficial surface water discharge by January 1, 2032, subject to the requirements of this section. The plan must include the average gallons per day of effluent, reclaimed water, or reuse water that will no longer be discharged into surface waters and the date of such elimination, the average gallons per day of surface water discharge which will continue in accordance with the alternatives provided for in subparagraphs (a)2. and 3., and the level of treatment that the effluent, reclaimed water, or reuse water will receive before being discharged into a surface water by each alternative."

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