October 7, 2015

Springs Restoration Continues with $20.4 million investment in District Projects


The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the District have approved five springs restoration projects in Citrus, Hernando and Marion counties. These projects will receive more than $13.4 million in state funding from Gov. Rick Scott’s 2015-16 “Keep Florida Working” budget. This funding is expected to leverage more than $7 million in matching funds.

September 29, 2015

Governor Appoints Henslick and Rice to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board

Governor Rick Scott appointed John Henslick and Kelly Rice to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. Henslick represents Manatee County and Rice represents Citrus, Lake, Levy and Sumter counties.

September 29, 2015

District Hosts Boat Tour


About two dozen community leaders and other citizens got an up-close look at the condition of Kings Bay when the District hosted a boat tour last week.

September 4, 2015

The District Responds to Rain Event


Whether they were operating structures, providing needed equipment or talking to citizens, staff members were busy the past month responding to the record rainfall received in parts of the District. The rain event affected nearly every department at the District. The record rain that occurred from July 26 to Aug. 7 had many employees working around the clock. And nearly daily rainfall in some parts of the District has continued to keep staff busy.

June 22, 2015

Clearwater Opens Second Reverse-Osmosis Water Treatment Plant


The City of Clearwater recently celebrated the grand opening of its second reverse-osmosis water treatment plant. District staff joined the celebration of the plant that treats brackish water using state-of-the-art technology to produce more than 5 million gallons per day of potable water. Reverse osmosis is a process that purifies water by removing dissolved particles, minerals and ions.

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