The City of Apopka's Water Reclamation Facility (WRF),also known as Project ARROW (Apopka Regional Reuse of Water), is currently permitted to treat 4.5 million gallons of wastewater per day (MGD), with an average daily flow of 2.700 MGD. The sources of the wastewater treated at the WRF comes from residential, commercial and industrial customers. The WRF treats all incoming wastewater to a standard that provides for 100% public access reuse of all treated water. The City is currently planning an expansion of this facility to begin in 2011 that will take the permitted treatment capacity to 8.0 MGD and provide for Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) and compliance with the Wekiva Parkway and Protection Act.
The City currently supplies an average daily flow of 5.450 MGD of reclaimed water to over 5,000 residential and commercial customers. Some of the larger commercial users of reclaimed water include Errol Estates Country Club, Rock Springs Ridge Country Club, Zellwood Station Country Club, Englemann's Nursery and the City's Northwest Recreation Complex.
The City is an active participant in the growth of reclaimed water use in the State of Florida and has been recognized for its leadership in the field, having been presented with the David W. York Water Reuse Award in 1997.
The City encourages public education regarding water reclamation and conservation through publication and workshops. To learn more about reclaimed water or to obtain additional information, please contact the City's Public Services Department at (407) 703-1731.