Local Governments Hear Feedback on Wakulla Springs

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

Area leaders in Tallahassee, Wakulla, and Leon County listened to feedback from residents regarding policies for the Primary Springs Protection Zone. The parties have been working for quite some time on recommendations to protect the springs and local groundwater.

Bob Scanlon with the Leon County Water Resource Advisory Committee spoke to area leaders. He said, "This is us being put on notice that our aquifer is stressed by the way we are currently managing waste water and storm water and that we have an opportunity to develop the techniques and the governmental structures that will improve that."

Leon County Commissioner, Bob Rackleff said, "There are a series of solutions and because it is a part of our comprehensive plan, it requires a joint response to the problem."

Thursday night's public hearing brings the collective recommendations to protect groundwater closer to adoption by local governments. The EAR based amendment with the recommendations is set to be reviewed by the state in July. Commissioner Rackleff said it will then return to be adopted.

To review EAR Based Amendment PCT080117 regarding Wakulla Springs and local groundwater management, you can view it by selecting it from a list of other amendments at the link below.

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