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Friday, May 29, 2009

Water group holds fast to spring protections

Published May 28, 2009 - NewsJournalOnline
Volusia County and four West Volusia cities made a desperate plea to regional water managers Wednesday to get out of the pressing requirement to develop alternative water supplies but didn't get very far.

In a joint meeting with the St. Johns River Water Management District, the group made several requests, including asking the district to reconsider a minimum flow level it set for Blue Spring in 2006. Protecting the spring flow will force cities to reduce groundwater pumping. The district wants the cities to increase use of treated wastewater and find alternative sources for water, such as using the St. Johns River or the Atlantic Ocean.

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