News Press: Written by Chad Gillis. April 27, 2018.
An old technology is making its way to the forefront of Everglades restoration as the state moves forward with plans to pump stormwater 3,000 feet below ground during large hurricanes and other heavy rain events.
Called deep injection wells, the idea is to send essentially rain water beneath the surface instead of allowing it to flow to Lake Okeechobee and eventually the west and east coasts.
Critics, however, say the wells stray from Everglades restoration plans and will waste water that’s needed in other areas of the state, such as Florida Bay.