Springs Protection Alliance
Just in: Ted Yoho retires Cliff Stearns. Ted Yoho is one step closer to Congress. Long a member of the Florida Agriculture community, Ted will be a great asset in Washington helping the EPA understand our constitution. We have had enough is Ted and his supporters motto.
Gainesville Utilities spill potential known as "flashy" or intermitent depending on rain events that can be catistrophic. Seen as a potential Piney Point situated in the heart of Florida's Floridan Aquifer water reserve, Gainesville Utilities is receiving considerable attention from Marion County environmental experts. Discharge into the sensitive aquifer via The Alachua Sink, is thought of as potentially catistrophic for the Central Florida water supply.
Know the Pollution Points and Who is in charge of the Discharge Utility. Understanding the Problem is the shortest route to developing a solution. Stop all funding that hides Polluting Utility Discharge.
FDEP and The Water Districts keep studying springs protection and Algae Growth Problems, Tax Payer studies don't even list the Permitted Point Source Pollution locations.
EPA is demanding standards for special pollution discharge policies allowing Utility Discharge. Senator Alan Hays and Representative Trudi Williams are leading the charge of reform.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE GENERIC PERMIT FOR DISCHARGE OF STORMWATER FROM PHASE II
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEMS
(RULE 62-621.300(7)(b), F.A.C.)
City of Gainesville, Alachua County, FDEP Permitted Storm Sewer Discharged Points Phase II MS4 to surface water bodies.
Pollutants allowed under TMBL system allowing a Total Daily Load of Utility Pollution if the receiving body is big enough to take the pollutants.
Turkey Creek, Hidden Lake,
Hatchet Hammocks Lake, Newnans Lake,
Alachua Sink, Calf Pond,
Paynes Prairie, Terwilliger Pond, Clear Lake, Sugarfoot Prairie, Bivens Arm,
Kanapaha Lake, Lake Meta,
Tumblin Creek, Colclough Pond.