The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide residents with the highest quality drinking water, wastewater and reclaimed water services. Click on the individual facilities listed below to learn more.
The Wakodahatchee Wetlands will open at 11am on Wednesdays, March 5th, 12th and 19th following our annual photo workshops.
The Southern Region Water Reclamation Facility is Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department's wastewater treatment plant. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, utilizing extensive pre-treatment and secondary treatment for all of the water that is cleaned at the plant. Treated wastewater effluent that will be pumped into the County's reclaimed water distribution system is also sent through tertiary filters and then highly disinfected.
The reclaimed water irrigates golf courses and residential lawns in the surrounding suburban Delray and Boynton areas. Secondary treated wastewater effluent from the plant is also pumped to the nearby Wakodahatchee Wetlands and will be sent the the future Green Cay Wetlands. The treatment plant has the capacity to clean approximately 35 million gallons per day of wastewater. Approximately half of the wastewater coming into the plant is recycled for use in the County's Reclaimed Water Program.
Last Updated : 02/08/2007