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Groundwater Replenishment

NEW! If you missed the open house on Nov. 15, 2016, come to one of two public information events. Join city staff and project experts Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave., or on Tuesday, May 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the East Library, 2251 Drew St.

Image of groundwaterThe city of Clearwater is working to ensure the future of our water. After years of thorough analysis and testing, Clearwater is moving forward with the design and permitting phase of the Clearwater Groundwater Replenishment Project.

Groundwater replenishment purifies reclaimed water to better-than-drinking-water standards and recharges the aquifer using that purified water. This process is safe and is used throughout the country and the world.

The goal is to replenish the aquifer and provide a new local water supply that protects the ecosystem and environment. It also will ensure the sustainability of high-quality drinking water to meet current and future needs of the community.

Current project costs are about $33 million. This project is cooperatively funded by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Construction is expected to begin in 2017.

Check out these 3-minute and 5-minute videos to learn more about this innovative project. Informational presentations are available for neighborhood and civic associations by calling (727) 562-4960.