The City’s reclaimed water system, Project APRICOT, was implemented in the 1980s. It focused on retrofitting existing neighborhoods and developments making it possible to deliver reclaimed water to almost every property in the city for lawn, landscape and other non-drinking purposes. It was the first of its kind in the country.
While communities around the state struggle to fund and install reclaimed water systems, Project APRICOT started over 30 years ago and is still the model used by planners and engineers. The project served as one of the first eco-friendly initiatives that helped Altamonte Springs evolve into a national leader in water conservation and reuse.