Current as of: Dec. 2011
(1) No cross-connections to potable water systems shall be allowed
(2) For all systems, there shall be readily identifiable “non-potable” or “do not drink” notices, marking, or coding on application/distribution facilities and appurtenances.
(3) Protection of Reclaimed Water Supply.
(a) The return of reclaimed water to the reclaimed water distribution system after the reclaimed water has been delivered to an industrial facility is prohibited. This prohibition shall not apply to industrial sites which were using reclaimed water before January 1, 1996, or which were identified as future users of reclaimed water in a complete permit application received by the Department before January 1, 1996.
(b) The permittee shall conduct an evaluation of the potential for cross-connections and backflow to the reclaimed water distribution system. This analysis shall include an evaluation of the types of substances present at the industrial site which could potentially backflow into the reclaimed water system and the risk associated with possible backflow. The applicant shall evaluate the need for backflow prevention devices on the reclaimed water connection to the industrial facility. This analysis shall be included in the engineering report. A backflow prevention device shall be provided on the reclaimed water service connection to the industrial site, unless the evaluation in the engineering report provides reasonable assurances that there is minimal risk of cross-connection or backflow with contamination of the reclaimed water supply. This requirement for backflow prevention devices shall not apply to industrial sites which were using reclaimed water before January 1, 1996 or which were identified as future users of reclaimed water in a complete permit application received by the Department before January 1, 1996.
Laws implemented by this Rule: Florida Statutes § 403.021, 403.051, 403.051, 403.061,