Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

Progress stalls

Fla. says deal unlikely in 'water wars' dispute with Ga.

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Gainesville Times

Settlement talks appear to be crumbling between Georgia and Florida before an Oct. 31 “water wars” trial. “It currently appears unlikely that the parties will be able to amicably resolve this decadeslong dispute prior to the commencement of trial,” Florida states in a U.S. Supreme Court filing. Georgia “continues to believe that mediation is a viable option in this case and remains hopeful that Florida will re-engage with the mediation process,” according to the brief.


EPA awards Fort Worth for WaterSense outreach

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced
Fort Worth, Texas, as one of only nine cities nationwide recognized for excellence in promoting EPA’s WaterSense program, which helps people use less water with water-efficient products and services. Fort Worth earned an Excellence Award for Education and Outreach for events that reached a range of audiences.


First-of-its-kind project in Fla. gets $1M boost

Tampa Bay Times

Clearwater is the first city in Florida and one of only a handful in the United States to launch a groundwater replenishment facility that will purify wastewater to drinking standards and inject it back into the aquifer. Now in the design stage after seven years of study, the roughly $32 million plant could be running at the Northeast Water Reclamation Facility off McMullen-Booth Road by 2020.

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