Improving Water Quality in Silver Springs
Marion County, Florida -- Rising nitrate levels in Silver Springs and the Silver River have many calling for action.
Officials with the Department of Environmental Protection have developed a Silver Springs Basin management plan.
They're reviewing potential programs and projects to improve water quality in Silver Springs.
The target nitrate level should be at .35 milligrams per liter.
It is currently at a 1.5.
Nutrient infiltration ends up in the Floridan Aquifer and gets discharged into the springs.
To address storm water runoff some are working on improving a storm water treatment area and others are upgrading waste water treatment plants.
The next meeting is scheduled for July 24.
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