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.

June 19, 2015

Palmetto opens new ASR Well to Store Reclaimed Water


Palmetto residents now have a new Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) well. District leaders recently helped the City of Palmetto and other agencies cut the ribbon on the new facility, which will create an anticipated 144 million gallons per year of storage for reclaimed water that would otherwise be discharged into Terra Ceia Bay.

June 18, 2015

TECO Receives Award for Reclaimed Water Project


Tampa Electric Company (TECO) recently received the 2015 Edison Award, the electric power industry's highest honor, for a cutting-edge reclaimed water project at its Polk County Power Station. District leaders joined other community leaders in Tampa Tuesday to celebrate the honor given by the Edison Electric Institute. The District contributed $49 million to the nearly $100 million project that uses reclaimed water from Lakeland, Mulberry and Polk County pumped to the TECO power station in southwest Polk County for electric generation.

June 15, 2015

Governor Reappoints Five Members to the Governing Board

Governor Rick Scott reappointed five members of to the District’s Governing Board.

June 15, 2015

Springs Team Presents at Workshop


Members of the District’s Springs Team were among the collection of speakers at the recent Springs into Action workshop. The all-day event, hosted by the Hernando County Groundwater Guardian, aims to educate community leaders and other residents about issues surrounding area springs. Some of the topics were springs protection, recreation and restoration.

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