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Monday, March 17, 2008

Flagler testing waters of desalination

Published March 16, 2008
Volusia and Flagler residents could be drinking water from the ocean by 2017 to help stretch the region's supply of fresh water.

Citing a potential shortage as soon as 2010, Palm Coast officials are anxious to move forward with a plan. A desalination plant was among the top items in a list of concerns presented at a February town hall meeting with Palm Coast Vice Mayor Alan Peterson.

With the future of the area's drinking water at stake, officials are proceeding as quickly and responsibly as they can, he said.

Over the past few years, local governments have studied using fresh and brackish (partially fresh, partially saltwater) water supplies on the western side of Flagler County.

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