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'Reclaimed water' bill signed by Gov. Scott

Once controversial, HB 639 promoting the use of treated wastewater was among four bills signed into law on Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott.

An average of 659 million gallons of treated wastewater, also called "reclaimed" water, was used daily in 2010 to water lawns and golf courses, irrigate crops or replenish groundwater aquifers, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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