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Update: Barrier Island Reclaimed Water Available on an Intermittent Basis

Post Date:02/08/2019

Reclaimed Water Status:

Reclaimed Water will be provided to the Barrier Island and areas along NW 2nd St (Martin Luther King, Jr Dr) on an intermittent basis until further notice.Availability of reclaimed water will be approximately from at midnight until 6 am daily or as available.

What is going on?

Beginning Monday, February 4, 2019, the SCRWTP began experiencing a treatment issue and required use of the pipe for ocean discharge, and at that time, reclaimed water was closed off to the areas referenced above.

Why is reclaimed water service interrupted? 

The pipe that the City uses to carry reclaimed water to the barrier island and the NW2nd Ave corridor is also used by the South Central Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (SCRWTP or Plant) for ocean outfall discharge. Currently, the SCRWTP, a separate entity from the City, is experiencing a treatment issue and needs to use the pipe. To maintain the integrity of the City’s reclaimed water, we are required to discontinue use of the pipe. The cause of the treatment issue is unknown at this time.

How long will this last?

The SCRWTP has advised us that they do not know how long this issue will last, but the staff and consultants are working hard to resolve the plant upset and restore service as soon as possible. This webpage for an update on availability and we will notify you when reclaimed service is restored or available on an intermittent basis.

What are we doing?

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or hardship this issue has caused you, our valued customer. Be assured that staff continues to work diligently with the SCRWTP and their professional engineering consultants to resolve this issue as soon as possible and prevent future occurrences. We are also working on short term and longer term reliability solutions.


Contact the Water/Sewer Network Manager at 561-243-7312

For contact and general information about the South Central Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, please visit their website :


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