On Monday morning, the Orlando City Council held a workshop on the city’s water reuse program and it’s importance moving into the future where they anticipate a shortage of millions of gallons needed.
The city utilizes three plants that use miles of pipeline to redistribute reclaimed water, which is used primarily for irrigation and ground water recharge, but it’s also use to recharge local wetlands which city officials say would lose they viability without their resupply.
Some of the challenges city officials expect is to improve the distribution system and increase it’s storage capacity for an announced anticipated regional shortage millions gallons a day by 2035.
The presentation was well received by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and fellow Commissioners, who asked about field trips for students and ensuring proper coverage of their respective districts. The reuse program is part of the city’s Greenworks Initiative which focuses promoting environmentally efficient practices.
Water Quality is also a major concern at the state level with lawmakers on both sides promoting better practices to preserve the aquifer and wetlands around the state.