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Thursday, February 01, 2007

New signs are for springs' protection

Published 1/11/07
"To protect the springs, you have to protect a large land area around the springs called the springshed, which is basically the area where the water that goes into the ground ends up feeding that spring," Bird said. "The signs are to try to raise public awareness and to remind not only our residents but our visitors that they are traveling in an area that is sensitive and where what is done on the land can pollute the springs."

Officials believe the area's drinking and recreational waters are increasingly under threat from growth and development. Most of the county's springs are in the northwest corridor along the Santa Fe River.

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