Cape Coral’s Dual Water System

Did you know that Cape Coral’s Dual Water System is one of the most advanced irrigation systems in the country? This proactive approach to managing available water resources is the envy of many municipalities.

Here’s a simple explanation of how it works. The City’s water plants pull groundwater from deep wells and treat it for potable water uses such as drinking, cooking, cleaning, flushing, etc. The wastewater is then treated to state-mandated reuse quality levels and stored for use by your irrigation system. That’s why it’s called DUAL WATER….it’s used once for every day purposes, then used AGAIN for irrigation!

And how is this for an amazing statistic? Cape Coral homeowners use nearly 35 million gallons of water PER DAY to water their lawns! That’s why the dual water system is so vital to Cape Coral. While the process doesn’t produce enough reclaimed water fro the Cape’s irrigation demand, it DOES produce 12 to 16 million gallons of water PER DAY which aren’t being pulled from our freshwater canals for watering our lawns. And that’s a GOOD THING! It also reduces the demand on potable water for irrigation!

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