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Sinkhole restoration promises safer drinking water

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The Peck Sink restoration project to keep stormwater from reaching Hernando County’s drinking water is in its final stages.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Alpern reports, the sinkhole is rumored to have been a popular swimming destination in the past, but Hernando County Water Resource Coordinator John Burnett says Peck Sink is not being restored for recreational purposes.

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