Our first water reuse project
As our first water reuse project, we used Kanapaha Botanical Gardens to demonstrate the safety and beauty of reclaimed water.
We provide the entire 62-acre botanical gardens with reclaimed water for irrigation. The gardens feature plants, trees and a wildlife sanctuary.
Man-made Water Gardens
GRU partnered with the North Florida Botanical Society to design a reclaimed water garden that simulates a "spring to sink" Florida ecosystem. The water garden is now home to large predators such as alligators – a sign that the ecosystem is flourishing. The water garden includes:
- An upper pond
- A 600-foot meandering stream
- Four waterfalls
- A lower pond
Interactive Summer House
GRU is a principal sponsor of the Kanapaha Botanical Garden Summer House, which demonstrates sustainable building practices. Our interactive touch-screen kiosk provides energy- and water-saving tips and a layout of the gardens.