Wednesday, April 27th 2016
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal BMAP Meeting
Runs through Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Time & Place
10:30 AM EDT
Public Works West Altamonte Operations Facility (Lake Lotus Training Room); 950 Calabria Drive; Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
A Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal BMAP Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Public Works West Altamonte Operations Facility (Lake Lotus Training Room); 950 Calabria Drive; Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Everyone is welcome to attend. The meeting will focus on the On-site Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS) Remediation Strategy.
"DEP wants to ensure that the local public and stakeholders are part of our restoration process,” said Tom Frick, director of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration. “These meetings are an opportunity for involved citizens to be part of the conversation.”
Nutrient pollution, or an excess of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous, is one of the primary challenges to water quality restoration across the state. Nutrients are naturally present in water and necessary for the healthy growth of plant and animal life; however, an excess of nutrients can lead to water quality problems like rapid growth of algal mats, habitat smothering and oxygen depletion in the water.
To combat water pollution, DEP first develops a restoration goal known as a TMDL. The TMDL, or total maximum daily load, identifies the maximum amount of a specific pollutant that may be present in a given water body for the water body to remain healthy and functional. The TMDL then functions as the target for a restoration plan, called a BMAP or basin management action plan. The BMAP is a five-year plan with set milestones that identifies projects and strategies to reduce pollution or eliminate pollutant sources.
Welcome and Introductions
Elements of the Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act
Florida Department of Health Activity Update
Wekiva River, Rock Springs Run, and Little Wekiva Canal Wastewater/OSTDS Remediation Strategy
Public Comments and Questions
Next Steps and Close Meeting
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