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What does the City of Clearwater have planned for the reclaimed water system?

The City of Clearwater's new residential reclaimed water system is the result of cooperative funding by the Southwest Florida Water Management District and the City of Clearwater. The City has existing reclaimed water service to Countryside Country Club Golf Course, Driving Range, Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Course and to the soccer fields on McMullen Booth Road in the Countryside area, which are fed from the Northeast Treatment Plant. The Northeast Treatment Plant will also serve the reclaimed projects on the East side of Clearwater, Drew Union, Del Oro, Morningside, and Skycrest. The Marshall Street Plant feeds Jack Russell Stadium, Pier 60 Park, Coachman Park as well as 1400 customers on Island Estates and Clearwater Beach. In 2004 reclaimed water became available to the Harbor Oaks Area of Clearwater. This area also receives it supply from the Marshall Street Plant. Approximately 2,000 customers are now provided reclaimed water.

The City of Clearwater is designing the Skycrest Reclaimed Water Project which will include an East/West interconnection, pumping and storage facility. This interconnection will complete the loop within the City, both sides will be connected for future expansion of our reclaimed program.

Future extensions are based on several factors, including:

  • Lawn Irrigation Usage/Potential Offset
  • Proximity to Existing Reclaim Sources
  • Infrastructure Cost

Resulting in …

  • Cost/Benefit Ratio

Key elements of the Reclaimed Water Master Plan

  • 25 defined areas. See list and map below.
  • Develop up to 15 MGD of Reclaimed Water Usage
  • 20-Year Implementation Schedule

SWFWMD funding criteria

  • 50% Offset Through Controlled Usage
  • 50% Customer Participation
  • Master Metering

Factors affecting funding

  • Project cost
  • Loss of Potable Water Revenue
  • Reclaimed Revenue
  • Grant Co-Funding

Reclaimed Water Master Plan
October 25, 2001

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Current Rank Service Area Estimated Project Cost
Completed Island Estates $3,700,000
Completed N. Beach $2,400,000
Completed S. Beach $1,700,000
Completed Drew/Union Street $4,500,000
Completed Harbor Oaks $2,600,000
Completed Seville $1,200,000
Completed Del Oro Groves $3,400,000
Completed Morningside $4,200,000
Completed Skycrest $10,838,000
Completed Coachman Ridge/Lake Chautauqua $3,954,000
Completed Glen Oaks /Palmetto $5,780,000
Completed Clearwater Harbor $3,900,000