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Ocean Outfall Legislation Compliance Plan
In 2008, the Florida Legislature approved and the Governor signed a law requiring all wastewater utilities in southeast Florida utilizing ocean outfalls for disposal of treated wastewater to reduce nutrient discharges by 2018, cease using the outfalls by 2025, and reuse 60% of the wastewater flows by 2025. The statute was amended in 2013 to provide greater flexibility to meet the reuse requirements and to allow continued use of the outfalls for managing peak sewage flows not to exceed 5% of the annual baseline flows. A preliminary compliance plan has been submitted.
- Ocean Outfall Legislation Plan 2013 (33MB)
- Ocean Outfall Legislation Program Compliance Plan 2016 (13 MB)
- Appendices (21 MB)
- Department presentation from the June 5 public meeting
- Ocean Outfall Legislation Compliance Plan Project
Ocean Outfall Project Fact Sheet
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