Wastewater is treated at the R. Dwayne Huffman Reclaimed Water Plant, which is located at the northeast corner of Oak Street and Spruce Creek Road. This plant capacity is 12 million gallons per day. Reclaimed water is highly treated wastewater that can be used for irrigation, recharge the wetlands or discharged to the Halifax River.
About the Division
The Reclaimed Water Division is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of advanced secondary treatment of sewage collected from the City of Port Orange, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach Shores and a portion of the unincorporated surrounding area. This facility is also a manufacturing plant for reclaimed water, which is distributed to an increasing number of locations throughout the City. Port Orange has been a leader in the development of a City-wide reclaimed water system for irrigation. Many residents and businesses presently enjoy the benefits of the reclaimed water system, particularly since this type of water is much less expensive than irrigating with potable water.
The operators are also responsible for the operation of two remote above ground reclaimed water tanks and pumping facilities. The plant is manned twenty-four hours per day. All operators are licensed by the state and required to take continuing education courses in order to maintain their licensure.