Canal Recharge Study
The Florida Legislature has directed the Department of Environmental Protection, in coordination with the South Florida Water Management District, to conduct a study to investigate the feasibility of discharging reclaimed water into canals and the aquifer system as an environmentally acceptable means of augmenting groundwater supplies and enhancing natural systems in the Lower East Coast Water Supply Planning Area. The legislature recognized that this form of reuse might provide substantial benefit, but also that there are water quantity and water quality challenges that must be better understood and resolved.
The legislation directs DEP to conduct the study in consultation with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), southeast Florida utilities, affected local governments, including local governments with principal responsibility for the operation and maintenance of a water control system capable of conveying reclaimed wastewater for reuse, representatives of the environmental and engineering communities, public health professionals, and individuals who have expertise in water quality. DEP intends to use this website to distribute information to stakeholders and provide updates on the status of the study.
February 23, 2005 Stakeholder Workshop
Stakeholder Comments Received in 2005
Links of Interest
If you would like to be added to the Department's mailing list for the study, please send an email indicating your interest to Stacey Feken of the Office of Ecosystem Projects Program Coordination and Regulation.
Last updated: September 21, 2011
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