Is reclaimed water safe? Who else is doing this?
Reclaimed water is safe. Many safeguards are built into every water reclamation facility, and the water is tested to meet national, state and local regulatory standards. The City of Boca Raton meets or exceeds all of these regulatory standards for its production of reclaimed water. Simply put, this water cannot leave the plant until it has been fully tested for safety and water quality.

Reclaimed water is not intended for consumption, but it poses no threat to public health from accidental contact. reclaimed water is actively used in more than 1,900 locations around the country, about 400 of them here in Florida. Some communities on the western side of Florida have had a similar successful urban irrigation reclaimed water program in place for more then 20 years.

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1. What is Project IRIS?
2. What is reclaimed water?
3. What is the cost of reclaimed water?
4. What are the typical costs for a single-family hook-ups?
5. What are the typical costs for a multi-family hook-ups?
6. Why does reclaimed water for irrigation make sense?
7. Is reclaimed water safe? Who else is doing this?
8. How can I get reclaimed water service?
9. Now that I have IRIS, what do I do?
10. Are there irrigation time restrictions for the use of reclaimed water?
11. Is there an unlimited supply of reclaimed water?
12. Are there any rules regarding what reclaimed water should not be used for?
13. Are residents required to connect to the IRIS system?
14. Should/can reclaimed water be used for edible plants?
15. Why do or will I have a purple meter box?
16. How can I be sure that IRIS is helping the City to conserve drinking water?
17. How can I learn more about Project IRIS?