Next month the City of Apopka expects to open a $12 million reclaimed water treatment facility that will help to protect and manage precious water resources while meeting increased demands from one of Central Florida’s fastest growing areas.
Construction will wrap up within a few days at the North Shore Reclaimed Water Treatment Facility off of Lust Road and State Road 429. The large project – funded with support from the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection – will utilize excess water from the Lake Apopka North Shore Restoration Area to serve Apopka’s utility customers to irrigate lawns, golf courses and other areas.
The facility will add up to five million gallons each day to the city’s reclaimed water distribution system.
Vogel Bros. Building Co. started construction on the project in October 2014.
The facility includes a short pipeline to withdraw excess water from north shore of Lake Apopka – a 20,000-acre wetland restoration area connected to the lake. The water is pumped underneath Lust Road into two, three-acre basins to filter out sediments.
Water will undergo additional treatment before it is pumped into a three-million-gallon ground storage tank for distribution.
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