Last week, at the monthly SFWMD Governing Board meeting, a cast of sugar and ag characters lined up at the podium, urging that the Board move forward with 10 aquifer storage and recovery "ASR" wells north of Lake O. They led with choreographed, false claims that these ASR wells could help mitigate the need for discharges when the rains come.
Thankfully, the District board members were cautious. They asked questions that must be answered, though their hands may likely be tied by a sugar-controlled Legislature.
To be crystal clear, 10 wells wouldn’t put a dent in the problem. Each well could possibly capture 5 million gallons of water a day. Multiply that by 10 and you have 50 million gallons a day.Read more