This week, Governor Rick Scott announced that the DEP and Water Management Districts have approved 26 springs projects, funded by the $40 million included in the 2015-16 budget.  This figure, combined with approximately $42 million in matching funds should benefit water quality and quantity in the following springs: 

  • Homosassa Springs
  • Kings Bay Springs
  • Rainbow Springs
  • Weeki Watchee Springs
  • Wekiva Springs
  • Silver Volusia Blue Springs

Projects include central sewer connections, reuse and infrastructure, land acquisition, aquifer recharge, stormwater improvements and agricultural management practices.  For a complete list of the project descriptions and funding amounts, please see the following link:

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/secretary/news/2015/files/Springs_Project_Funding.pdf