Upbeat news from High Springs! Thanks to the Suwannee River Water Management District, which has authorized a half million dollar grant, the waste treatment plant at Camp Kulaqua will now divert its wastewater into High Springs’ water treatment plant.
The camp has its own plant which allowed nitrate-laden effluent to enter first-magnitude Hornsby Spring, located on the property. Utilizing the city’s treatment facilities will allow the camp’s wastewater to undergo improved processing and disposal, saving the river from heavy doses of nitrates.
The SRWMD grant will fund the construction of the needed pumping station and 6,000 feet of a 6 inch pipe, which is estimated to require about a year to complete.
OSFR is happy to commend the water district for choosing this project on the Santa Fe, which is too heavily charged with nitrates.
C. M. Walker, reporter for Alachua County Today, published the news about the grant in the Thursday, July 16, 2015 edition of the newspaper.