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Thursday, October 05, 2006

New policies boost spring safeguards

Published October 4, 2006, Tallahassee Democrat
The Wakulla County Commission unanimously approved policies requiring setbacks from some sinkholes and springs. New developments also must use advanced septic-tank systems that reduce nitrogen seeping into the groundwater.

State officials heralded the Wakulla County Commission's unanimous vote Monday. They said Wakulla became the first county in the state to adopt standards to protect springs.

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