Tag: water supply

Guest AuthorOctober 19, 2018
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7min605
It is often said that campaigning is easier than governing. This is especially true concerning the environment, where Floridian’s love of the outdoors, our tourism, our farming, and our housing all intersect. These interests deserve thoughtful consideration beyond the platitudes required by today’s election and media cycle. Whoever wins Florida’s upcoming elections will — or […]

Scott PowersSeptember 12, 2017
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2min505
Much of northern Brevard County, including Merritt Island, Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, and Cocoa Beach, lost water entirely to Hurricane Irma due to pipeline issues, and portions, including Cocoa Beach, are still without any water late Tuesday. Cocoa Beach officials confirmed late Tuesday they still are awaiting restoration of water service from the mainland, […]

Bruce RitchieApril 17, 2015

6min192
Last year a comprehensive water bill that passed the Senate included a major focus on Florida’s springs and reducing threats from groundwater pollution and over-pumping. Florida’s springs during the past 30 years have turned green with algae because of nitrogen in groundwater from various sources including septic tanks, fertilizer and sewage treatment plants. Fixing the […]

Bruce RitchieJanuary 30, 2015
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Some of Florida’s elected leaders are calling for an open and robust debate on spending under the water and land conservation Amendment 1. But apparently not everyone wants to participate. Amendment 1, approved by 75 percent of voters statewide in November, will provide an estimated $757 million for a range of eligible programs in the […]


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