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May 8, 2013

Clearwater Breaks Ground on Second Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant

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The City of Clearwater is a step closer to producing almost all of its own water supply with the ground breaking of another reverse osmosis facility. District Governing Board member Todd Pressman joined city leaders this week at the ground breaking ceremony for the city’s second reverse osmosis water treatment plant. The new facility will treat up to 6.25 million gallons per day of brackish water using state-of-the-art technology to produce additional drinking water for Clearwater customers.

May 1, 2013

District Studies Greening Issue

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As citrus greening becomes an increasing problem across Florida, the District is working with growers that are exceeding their permitted water quantities due to the disease plaguing their groves. Citrus greening, formal name Huanglongbing, is a bacterial disease that causes trees to produce sour, deformed fruit. Citrus greening has spread to all of the state's 32 citrus-growing counties. University of Florida economists estimate the disease has caused $4.5 billion in economic damage and 8,200 lost jobs the state.

April 24, 2013

Models Assist Staff With Aquifer Assessment

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The District uses an extensive combination of research and analysis when assessing aquifer water level changes and the impacts to the state's springs, rivers and wetlands. A computer model is one of those tools used in that research and analysis.

April 19, 2013

Find Ways to Save Water Outdoors

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We continue recognizing Water Conservation Month with more ways to save water and money. There are many simple steps you can take to save water outdoors. Typically, outdoor water use accounts for about 50 percent of water consumed by households. Check out some of these tips.

April 11, 2013

Save Water for Water Conservation Month

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April is Water Conservation Month across the state because this month is traditionally one of the driest of the year and typically marks the peak demand season for public water suppliers. It's also a good time to remember there are a number of easy ways to save water and money. Some simple habits can make a big difference by saving thousands of gallons per year. Other changes may save only a few drops at a time, but when multiplied by almost five million residents in our District, they have the potential to make a great impact.

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