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Groundwater Replenishment

Image of groundwaterNEW! Learn more about the Clearwater Groundwater Replenishment project. Check out these new 3-minute and 5-minute videos about this innovative project.

The city of Clearwater is working to ensure the future of our water. Clearwater Public Utilities officials are committed to protecting local sustainable groundwater water supplies for residents and visitors.

In 2013 and 2014, the city conducted a pilot study to test the feasibility of directly adding up to 3-million gallons a day of purified water into a brackish water zone below the fresh water zone of the Upper Florida Aquifer. This is called groundwater replenishment.

Based on the success of the study, the city is moving forward with the design and construction of a full-scale water plant facility. This project has the potential to improve groundwater levels within the city so more drinking water will be available. A 2011 feasibility study and a pilot plant in 2013 and 2014 concluded this groundwater replenishment project to be safe and economical.

The design and construction of this new facility is cooperatively funded by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. The project team also includes Tetra Tech (Engineering Consultant) and Leggette, Brashears & Graham Inc. (Hydrogeology Consultant).

Informational presentations are available for neighborhood and civic associations by calling
(727) 562-4960.

Our Mission

The mission of Clearwater Public Utilities is to provide high quality water, wastewater treatment and reclaimed water services while protecting the public health and natural environment of our community through cost-effective management, operating, and maintenance of our infrastructure sustaining these essential services.