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July 12, 2017

CFWI Projects Taking Shape Throughout the Region

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Here are some of the innovative projects the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) is developing to meet the growing water needs of the five-county Central Florida region while also protecting the region’s water resources. Water experts project the region will need an additional 300 million gallons of water per day by 2035. Only about 50 mgd will be available from traditional sources without harming the water and related natural resources like wetlands and lakes.

June 13, 2017

Partnership Funds Largest Man-Made Groundwater Recharge Wetland in the World

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A District-funded project to construct the largest man-made groundwater recharge wetland in the world will benefit the aquifer in Pasco County. The Central Pasco Beneficial Water Reuse Project will provide a daily average of 5 million gallons of Pasco County’s highly-treated reclaimed water back to the aquifer through the natural percolation process. The project is a partnership between the District and the County, which shared about $14 million in funding, and the owners of 4G Ranch, who provided the land.

June 7, 2017

Florida Water Star Celebrates 10 Years

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Six local organizations and individuals were recently recognized for their work to further water conservation.

June 2, 2017

Enter Your Water-Wise Yard

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Residents have just a few weeks left to enter their water-wise yard in Tampa Bay Water’s annual Water-Wise Awards. If you live in Pasco, Pinellas or Hillsborough counties or the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg or Tampa, you are eligible to enter the contest.

May 23, 2017

District Tightens Water Restrictions

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The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board voted today to increase water restrictions throughout the region. The modified Phase III water shortage order affects counties throughout the District’s boundaries including Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter.

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