A Florida water cooperative has voted to seek state funding for three projects, totaling nearly $620 million in estimated cost, to address water-supply needs beyond 2035. The Polk Regional Water Cooperative says the three projects will be developed in phases and, when finished, produce at least 42 million gallons a day. Two would draw from a Floridian aquifer via proposed well fields; the third would comprise a series of dams in a drainage canal that would impound reservoirs to supplement the aquifer storage. An extensive system of new pipelines would transport the water from the remote sites. Treatment will be required for some of the water.
Florida To Invest $620 Million To Improve Water-Supply Needs
July 6, 2016