Economic Impact of Selected Florida Springs on Surrounding Local Areas Florida’s fresh water springs offer lasting impressions through their natural beauty and recreational benefits and are an important natural and cultural resource for the state. They are also of significant economic benefit to the local communities in which they are located. With this, the Florida Springs Initiative funded a study that outlines the significance of protecting springs and the important economic role that they play within local communities.
Florida’s Springs Report The Florida Springs Task Force created this document to educate the general public and to recommend strategies for the protection and restoration of Florida’s springs. Members discussed the environmental, social, and economic interests that exist in all of Florida’s spring basins.
Wakulla County Septic Tank Study In this second phase of study on performance based septic treatment systems (PBTS) in Wakulla County, the research team found that although the amount of nitrate in PBTS effluent did not meet the county’s expectations of 10 mg/L, they provided significantly greater nitrate removal than conventional septic systems.
DEP's original 2004 study, A Strategy for Water Quality Protection: Wastewater Treatment in the Wekiva Study Area, is also available. This led to development of DEP's specific Wekiva wastewater rules, 62-600.550, Florida Administrative Code.
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