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Jacksonville Devises Plan to Avoid Sewer Overflow Damage

Many Florida cities are strategizing the best plan of action for their water systems as the hurricanes of last year overextended the collections systems on Florida’s east coast. The City of Jacksonville is devising the best strategy to bring new life to their sewer infrastructures. Throughout the following five years, a multi-million dollar project will ensue which will primarily involve a sewer rehabilitation overhaul project.  The plan will include installing backup generators at more pumping stations after power failures caused

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Jacksonville’s Well-Defined Strategy for Renewal of Water Systems

When Hurricane Matthew whirled in, a substantial burden was placed on the aging collections systems of Florida’s east coast. Within the last several months, a series of essential repairs became necessary in several areas of the state. In Melbourne, a broken sewer pipe which sent approximately 300,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Eau Gallie River is in the process of being rehabilitated as the river flows to the Indian River Lagoon, creating an environmental concern. An undetermined amount of the

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North East Florida Applauded for Water Conservation

The eighth annual observation of Fix a Leak Week will be held March 14–20, and the city of Jacksonville is prepared. In recognizing the serious water waste and damage that leaks can cause in homes each year, it is estimated that more than 1 trillion gallons are lost each year in homes across the country due to indoor and outdoor leaks. That’s 10,000 gallons for each home- as much water as held in an average 21-foot swimming pool.  Florida is

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The Benefits and Resources of Black Creek Basin

Black Creek is a 13.0-mile-long tributary in Clay County. The Black Creek Basin is located within the lower St. Johns River drainage basin in northeast Florida. The basin is approximately 484 square miles in area and is irregularly shaped. It drains nearly all of Clay County and portions of Duval County. The basin also drains very small portions of Baker, Bradford, and Putnam Counties. The main drainage features of the basin are Black Creek and its two forks. The North Fork

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What Precipitates Sinkhole Events in Florida

As Florida’s population grows, it expands into areas which may be potentially more susceptible to sinkhole formation. Therefore, more sinkholes are being witnessed and reported. There are several factors to consider in the formation of a sinkhole. Such as: Hydrologic conditions, including lack of rainfall, lowered water levels, or, conversely, excessive rainfall in a short period of time, can all contribute to sinkhole development.  Sinkholes form naturally under standard geologic and hydro geologic conditions throughout much of Florida. Additional stresses

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The City of Cocoa Uses Asset Management for Improved Water Quality

The City of Cocoa and its Utility Department has approximately 17,000 residents and has implemented an effective change in how it manages the underground infrastructure.  The utility is focusing on a proactive strategy: thoroughly taking stock of the water distribution system’s conditions, systematically setting priorities for repairing or replacing the lines, valves and other assets, and better deploying manpower and technology to get the job done. City officials have been willing to preside over increasing budgets for both operations and

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