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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:50 AM
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the west isn't the only place losing drinking water - Florida too

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/03/2389477/wall-of-s...


Wall of saltwater snaking up South Floridas coast

Saltwater intrusion is an issue along South Floridas coast and its moving west


-snip-

Hallandale Beach has abandoned six of its eight drinking water wells because saltwater has advanced underground across two-thirds of the city.

The saltwater line is moving west and theres very little that can be done about it, said Keith London, a city commissioner for Hallandale Beach, who has worked on water conservation and reuse for the last decade.

A wall of saltwater is inching inland into the Biscayne Aquifer the primary source of drinking water for 4.5 million people in South Florida.

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(digging new wells)
The project will cost an estimated $10 million, says Earl King, Deputy Director of Hallandale Beach Utilities and Engineering. Residents will eventually pay those capital costs.

(other places in Fl. are spending $1.5 million on a reverse osmosis filtration system)

-snip talking about rain capture-
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and guess who will be paying for the search for drinking water


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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:52 AM
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1. Who do you think should pay for the search for drinking water?...nt
Sid
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:00 AM
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3. The casino and the developers are are most likely responsible for the problem
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 09:00 AM by Shagbark Hickory
through overdevelopment and loss of natural areas.
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FLPanhandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:57 AM
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2. Too many people for the environment to support.
That and pumping the aquifers dry watering golf courses, lawns, etc.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:03 AM
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5. There used to be a lot of mangroves in that area.
Not anymore. Had to remove them to build parking, shopping, gambling, hotels, condos etc.
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:02 AM
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4. ...and Gov pRick Scott just destroyed all wet-land management laws......
...oh.. and I almost forgot... Michelle Bachman wants to drill for oil in the Everglads National Park... where all the fresh water accumulates.

The Teabag Repuke mind.. you just can't believe it will get any worse... and it does.

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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:05 AM
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6. +1
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:45 AM
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7. Nestea should pay
something for the water they get for free from the springs, bottle and sell to the citizens, but alas they don't have to pay anything for a natural resourse because they create jobs.

during the jebbie reign there was talk of pumping treated sewerage into the aquifier, letting it mix with the fresh, and then being repumped as drinking water. I forget who the contractors were going to be but you can bet your ass the richieriches wouldn't be having any of it.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:50 AM
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8. But our brazillians of golf courses are lush and green
And that's what matters...that old rich white people get to tee up before they depart the mortal coil.
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