Environmental Protection

A contract has been awarded by the South Florida Water Management District for construction to begin on a new water quality restoration project in the Everglades.

Water Quality Restoration Begins in Everglades

A contract has been awarded by the South Florida Water Management District for construction to begin on a new water quality restoration project in the Everglades.

A contract has been awarded by the South Florida Water Management District for construction to begin on a new water quality restoration project in the Everglades.

As part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), the C-44 Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) will begin a long-term plan for restoring and protecting water resources in central and southern Florida.

High levels of polluted stormwater have affected recreation and the livelihood of residents and businesses, particularly in the areas close to the C-44 canal runoff. This new project will help build canals, discharge structures, and embankments to capture local runoff and return treated water to the C-44 Canal.

As a result of this restoration project, the water quality will be improved by reducing the level of nutrients, pesticides, and other pollutants that are currently being discharged into the estuary. Damage to the ecosystem as a result of storms will also be drastically reduced.

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