Operations and Environmental Compliance Manager
Phone: (561) 338-7310
populations continue to grow, the demand for available water grows too. Yet
the amount of water available today is no different than what could be found
centuries ago. Demands have increased, but the water supply is unchanged.
So, instead of wasting valuable drinking water to irrigate green spaces,
many communities, like Boca Raton, have turned to reclaimed water, highly
treated and disinfected wastewater, as a way to conserve water and still
beautify green spaces.
IRIS water is "reclaimed" at
the City's Glades Road Utility Services Complex. This award-winning
secondary treatment facility uses a multi-stage treatment process, which
continually monitors our reclaimed water quality to be certain that
it meets strict state standards. Our facility is staffed 24 hours each
day, seven days a week, with Class 1 reliability. Before leaving the
plant, reclaimed water receives added filtration and disinfection. No IRIS water is allowed to
leave the plant until it has been fully tested for safety and water quality.
We are proud of the water our plant produces, and the tremendous amount of conservation
this program makes possible. reclaimed water offers an excellent way to beautify
lawns and landscaping, but is not meant for drinking or bathing.