Florida is studying our tax dollars into a never ending spiral down to the depth of despair!
Still our experts would not find the truth if it bit their noses off!
Instead of wasting another $300,000 on a politicians friendly surveyor, let’s just Google the question and follow the hundreds of great answers?
Finding alternative water sources before it is too late
Yes, everyone agrees that we need alternatives to getting our water so, let’s get our water?
First we must get the crooked hands out of the cookie jar, find some other way to get your free money!
Stop giving our water away!
Now, let’s all sit down and read what we find out on the internet, because,
IT IS FREE INFORMATION!
Now after we finely realize that step one is wrong (giving our water away) let’s work on step two?
Step # 2
Take that $300,000 that you wanted to waste and put it into a better idea!
We need to start using this new contraption, new to our Florida government, called Reverse Osmosis filtration system and pump from the lower Aquifer?
Step # 3
I will gladly talk about if or when steps 1 & 2 are on the drawing board because this would take getting our old diehard stick in the mud politicians to come into this century?
The rest of this posting is just things from the article I wished to point out to those interested?
There is a demand of 300 million gallons of water a day by 2035 and currently there is only 50 million gallons that can be met by the traditional sources, according to water experts.
This leaves the Central Florida region with the task of finding 250 million gallons of water from someplace else.
That agreement must come before the city councils and the County Commission for approval.
It was important to fund the $300,000 study to look at alternative water sources in south Lake.
At the same time, the St. Johns River Water Management District released its Draft District Water Supply Plan Tuesday, showing water demand projections exceed groundwater availability by 2035. The plan includes measures on promoting water conservation and finding alternative water sources.
Rep. Marlene O’Toole, R-The Villages, Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange and Metz, are all part of the delegation.
Water experts said the challenge is finding an affordable alternative water source.
It proposes tapping into brackish groundwater, surface water such as the St. Johns River and reclaimed water
The proposed Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment stands in the way of exercising that fiscal prudence, Hays said.
The amendment would require 33 percent of the documentary stamp tax on real estate transactions go toward conservation measures.
“If that amendment is passed, it will tie our hands,” he said. “It is exceptionally bad public policy to put that kind of fiscal micromanagement into the Constitution.”
Betsy Farner, district supervisor of the Lake Soil and Water Conservation District, said to the delegation, “We have a duty and obligation to make sure our resources are not wasted. Water consumption must be considered the serious reality that it is and can only be accomplished with your help.”
Loucks said it was important to fund the $300,000 study to look at alternative water sources in south Lake.
“These studies are going to get more expensive as time goes on,” he said. “Currently we only have a 6 percent reserve in our upper Floridan aquifer. If we don’t get on board, that is going to be long gone.”
However, Alan Oyler, consultant for St. Johns River Water Management District, expressed some optimism Thursday about exploring the idea of taking water from the lower Floridan Aquifer while seeking cost-effective treatment technology that makes it a viable source. The vast majority of water is pumped from the upper Floridan Aquifer.
Even so, the problem with withdrawing from the lower Floridan Aquifer is that the water quality is typically poorer, Oyler said.
The St. Johns River Water Management District, he said, has cut the city’s request to withdraw water from the upper Floridan Aquifer almost in half.