to see some of the thinking we are supporting to help scientist rebuild our wetlands and surface water bodies.
Because they use names like Wetlands Expert, and Springs Protector, a group had gained power to actually polute our springs
in order to prove their point that Florida was over populated and people were the problem. Government at its best tries
to represent the people and not oppress them. It is incredible how political DEP had become under Connie Bersok leadership.
She was not at the top but she was a top policy maker for many years. There is another side to the story to be
told by Springs Working
She has been responsible for the permitting of most of the problems in the Silver and Rainbow
Kanapaha is ta good example of a primary polluton point that the Gainesville group
under Springs Protection permitting defends. Protecting actual pollution of our aquifer and springs has become a way
of life for a group of anti economic growth, pro Government Growth forces.
It is important to understand
the issues involved in the discharge of Sewer Effluent that Gainesville has been discharging.
in Marion County just a short distance from Silver Springs the Ocala Utilities and Marion County Utilities grow grass in spray
fields using 1 million gallons of processed sewer effluent daily.
Grass grows and the nitrates
are recycled on the surface protecting the ground water.
In Gainesville the sewer plant
dumps 10 million gallons of processed sewer effluent that we could be using for the Adena Springs cattle program. Using
the high nitrate effluent to grow grass keeps the effluent out of the aquifer. Discharge wells are cased for around
179 feet then the effluent goes directly into the bottom of the Surfacial and upper Floridan aquifers and out at our drinking
water wells and springs.
Geo Scientist feel we can rebuild our aquifers using 10% of the springs runoff
to the ocean. We have lots of datta on this that I will be glad to present for the good of the cause.
I talked with Connie Bursok in Tallahassee during a meeting with Sec. Mike Sole and brought to her attention
the problems with Gainesville Utilities and other discharge offenders. Ms Bersok was the defender of actual pollution
points while attempting to blame Save Lake Weir residents for the pollution of Silver Springs. It has been a long hard
fight but we are making progress stopping the anti development forces in DEP.