ALTAMONTE SPRINGS (CBSMiami/AP) — The city of Altamonte Springs is breaking ground on a project which helps preserve water for irrigation.
The project unveiled Friday, June 13th allows 4.5 million gallons of runoff water a day to be preserved and turned into reclaimed water for irrigation.READ MORE: Coast Guard Recovers 1 Body In Search For 38 After Boat Capsizes Off Florida Coast
Even though the project was developed by officials in Altamonte Springs, a suburb of Orlando, it will benefit a neighboring city and also the state Department of Transportation.
The city of Apopka will get use of the reclaimed water in exchange for storing it. Transportation officials won’t have to build a retention pond to hold and treat storm water when a $2.3 billion face-lift of Interstate 4 starts next year.READ MORE: Broward Sheriff's Investigators Looking For Two People Accused In Gas Station Confrontation
The project also will reduce pollutants from running into the Little Wekiva River and reduce Altamonte Springs’ withdrawals from the Florida Aquifer.
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