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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Lifted For Marion County

By on June 11th, 2015 | Last updated: June 11, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Marion County Utilities issued a precautionary boil water warning Tuesday after water pressure levels dropped below the average rate. That notice has since been lifted following the completion of a biological survey showing the water was safe to drink again.

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New Era For Hurricane Awareness

By on May 25th, 2015 | Last updated: May 25, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Water, not wind, leads to more fatalities during hurricanes. Due to this, National Hurricane Center has decided to upgrade its technology to determine where and when water might be life-threatening during a hurricane.

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UF Professor Develops Fertilizer For Healthier Palms, Soil And Water

By on April 29th, 2015 | Last updated: April 29, 2015 at 10:29 am

Tim Broschat, a University of Florida environmental horticulture professor, developed a palm fertilizer suitable for Florida’s soil that could also reduce water pollution during the summer. At this time, his fertilizer is only available for commercial landscapers.

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Water Main Break Delays Holly Hills Sewage Repairs

By on January 13th, 2015 | Last updated: January 13, 2015 at 11:57 am

Residents of the Holly Hills neighborhood face a lack of clean water due to sewage backups. A broken water main and recent rains have delayed the city efforts to fix the sewage lines.

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Water Contamination Problems Persist In Otter Creek

By on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: November 4, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Otter Creek’s search to buy land acquisition with a source of clean water may lead to an end to the town’s ongoing water-contamination issues.

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Little River Springs County Park Will Receive More Than $100,000 In Restorations

By on April 9th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm

The Suwannee River Water Management District has formed a partnership with the county for large repairs to take place in Little River Springs County Park near Branford. After river flooding, the park needs refurbishments to bank failures and damage to the spring bed.

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Gov. Rick Scott Announces Investment Of $37 Million For Water Quality Projects

By on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 11:57 am

The announcement at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka comes on the heels of a commitment of more than $130 million to restore estuaries in South Florida.

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In the News: Florida Earth Day, Potential GED grant, Satchel’s sodas, 5 dead in Seattle shootings

By on April 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 10:44 am

Water is on Florida’s mind this Earth Day – The BP oil spill is remembered on this Earth Day as today marks the third year anniversary of the oil disaster. The oil spill has not been the only water issue […]

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In the News: Sushi restaurant opens, bridge mends Everglades, poll shows Crist ahead of Scott, Obama begins visit in Israel

By on March 20th, 2013 | Last updated: March 20, 2013 at 10:44 am

Custom sushi restaurant opens in Gainesville – The How Do You Roll? sushi restaurant opened at the Stadium Club located at 1802 W. University Ave. on Wednesday. The restaurant, which features rolls from $3 to $7, lets customers create their own […]

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Florida residents conserving water, survey says

By on February 21st, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Floridians are conserving water, according to a survey by the University of Florida’s Instutitue of Food and Agricultural Sciences. More than half of the 500 Florida residents surveyed said they use low-flow shower heads and toilets, and 65 percent turn off […]

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