Title: Approve New Wetland Plan
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Title: Approve New Wetland Plan
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: Florida Today
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Florida Today Editorial August 11, 1986
General Note: Box 7, Folder 2 ( Vail Conference 1987 - 1987 ), Item 57
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00000781
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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FLORIDA TODAY, Monday, August 11, 1966


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"Our goal is to help you preserve the best traditions of this historic
SBirthplace of the Space Age and to help you ensure that all Brevard
SCounty will realize the full potential for its bright tomorrow."
Allen H. Neuhatrh,
SChairman and Founder,
SrMarch 21, 196
Frank Vega Buddy Baker Nick White
SPublisher Editor Editorial Page Editor
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Approve new
-. An innovative county plan cre-
: eating artificial wetlands, reuse of
: treated sewage effluent for irriga-
: tion, and a reduction in effluent
, pumped into the St Johns River
" faces rejection by state water man-
Sagement officials.


The county plan involves a
proposed sewage treatment plant to
be west of the Suntree development,
north of Melbourne. The county
plan envisions using part of the
treated wastewater to irrigate sod
on some 2,000 acres of pasture
:owned by A. Duda & Sons. The rest
of the treated wastewater from the
3-million-gallon-a day plant would
be routed to 221 acres of artificial
wetland to be created surrounding
13 acres of existing wetlands be-
tween lakes Washington and Winder
on the St Johns River.
At this time, the St. Johns River
! Wat.t Management District staffs


wetland plan
recommending denial of the county
permit request While agreeing with
the concept, the district staff needs
more specifics to ensure water
quality is protected in the river.
In an effort to answer the
specifics, county and Duda officials
are meeting today with water man-
agement officials, just prior to a
vote on the permit application
Tuesday by the St Johns board of
governors.
Overall, the district staff is
enthusiastic about reusing the ef-
fluent and likes the innovation of the
artificial wetlands.
If the questions about the
amount of effluent to be reused are
answered, the quality of the river
water maintained, and especially if
the artificial wetlands enhance the
river habitat, it seems to be environ-
mentally sound and the county's
permit application should be ap-
proved. "


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