The City of Cape of Cape Coral provides two sources of water, potable water and non-potable water. Potable water is safe to drink with, cook with, clean with and wash our clothes with. Non-potable water is only safe to irrigate our lawns, water our landscaping or wash our cars.
Potable water is much more expensive to use than non-potable water. Therefore, the two water sources are put on seperate water meters and come from different sources.
In the City of Cape Coral non-potable water comes through a variety of sources.
1. Reclaimed Water: this is the waste water that goes through the water treatment plant, is filtered and re-distributed as non potable water.
2. Wells: this is the water that is pulled up from a well drilled in your yard. This water comes from underground water aquifers. It’s not metered and is the most economical form of water to have.
3. Supplemental Water Sources: these are water sources other than reclaimed water or well water. They are pumped into the non-potable water supply from canals, lakes, and retention ponds.
Don’t irrigate your property with potable water. It’s much too expensive and is a waste of water than can be used for necessary purposes. Be sure not to drink non-potable water. If you need help determining your sources of potable or non-potable water to your property call R & R Sprinkler today.