May 9, 2019
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board today joined several utilities and local governments including Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Broward counties and the Old Plantation Water Control District in Broward County, in declaring May 19-25 as Water Reuse Week. The resolution urges local governments, utilities and businesses to implement water reuse programs to help protect future water supply of 8.1 million South Florida residents and millions of visitors.
As part of the annual recognition of Water Reuse Week, SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss donned the ceremonial "Purple Coat", an honor bestowed on one Governing Board Member each year to recognize their support for water reuse.
"Every gallon reused is a gallon saved and another small step closer to ensuring there is enough water available to protect our environment and supply the needs of our communities," said Goss. "We are proud as a Governing Board and as a District to support and promote the reuse of water."