After entering an aquifer, water moves slowly toward lower lying places and eventually is discharged from the aquifer through various means, including “withdrawn from the ground by wells.” Some water utilities in Florida are planning ways to turn wastewater into drinking water. / Information, graphic courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Reporter Tracey McManus of The Tampa Bay Times writes, “after 10 years and an investment of $6.2 million, Clearwater has the final design and all permits needed to break ground (on a full-scale groundwater replenishment facility), still ahead of any other city in the state.”

But there are problems …

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