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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Piping water is biggest threat to Florida's river, author says in speech

Published October 4, 2007
The biggest threat to Florida's rivers is piping to divert water, not water bottling plants, the author of a book on Florida's water supply said in a speech at the High Springs Branch Library Sunday afternoon.

Calling water bottling plants a "tiny gnat" in the room, Cynthia Barnett, author of "Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S," told the audience, many of whom oppose water plants, that the piping of water should be a bigger concern to Floridans
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