ASR Open House
DATE AND TIME:
Friday, December 10, 2021, 11:00AM - 2:00PM - This is an educational experience for those wanting to learn more about ASR wells, and there is no formal program of events.
Use Google Maps to navigate to the event site. You must use the Google Maps App as some navigation systems may not take attendees to the correct location. Exact directions will be provided to guests who RSVP at SFWMD.gov/ASROpenHouse by Wednesday, Dec. 8. Exact directions will be provided to guests who RSVP.
Contact Libby Pigman at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Boots or closed-toe shoes are recommended.
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE DISCUSSED:
The Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP) is a Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) effort to provide underground water storage through Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) wells located in clusters around Lake Okeechobee and restore 5,000 acres of wetlands along the Kissimmee River. Water stored underground must meet drinking water standards to protect the aquifer, and the South Florida Water Management District is researching water treatment technologies to determine the most effective/efficient ways to treat water to be stored underground. To support the project’s implementation, the Florida Legislature has provided $150 million to date and passed Senate Bill 2516 (2021).