Sweetwater Wetlands Park Receives Reuse Project of the Year Award!

The Sweetwater Wetlands Park received the David W. York Reuse Project of the Year Award by the Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) at the 2018 Florida Water Resources Conference (FWRC) held in Daytona Beach, Florida. Congratulations to all team members involved in making this project a success!

The Sweetwater Wetlands Park is an innovative water reuse and environmental restoration project that was designed to improve water quality and restore the natural hydrology of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. The Park receives and treats flow from Gainesville Regional Utilities’ (GRU) Main Street Water Reclamation Facility, stormwater runoff from downtown Gainesville, and other non-point sources in the Sweetwater Branch watershed.