DEP Awards more than $1.8 Million for Water-Quality Restoration Grants
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently
awarded more than $1.8 million for stormwater projects in seven
communities. Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) water-quality
restoration grants are awarded to local communities and water
management districts to implement and construct projects
designed to reduce pollutant loads to impaired waters from
"The department is proud to partner with local communities to
make vital investments in stormwater projects that improve water
quality and protect the state’s important natural resources,"
said DEP Interim Secretary Ryan Matthews.
Funded through annual appropriations from the Florida
Legislature, TMDL grants focus on projects designed to restore
impaired springs, rivers, lakes and estuaries, which need help
meeting Florida's stringent water-quality standards...more
DEP’s Daily Update on Mosaic Water Loss Incident
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s priority is always the safety of Floridians and our environment and our staff was on-site to
investigate the issues at Mosaic’s New Wales facility less than 24 hours after being notified. Since Mosaic’s initial report of the Water Loss Incident at
its Polk County New Wales facility on Aug. 28, DEP has maintained strict oversight of the recovery process and made frequent site visits to ensure timely
and appropriate response continues in order to safeguard public health and natural resources.
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