Miami-Dade County has the chance to turn an obligation into an opportunity! The County must reuse 60% of its wastewater by 2025. A new plan proposes an agreement between the County and FPL to divert some of that reuse water to FPL's Turkey Point cooling canals. We're concerned that water quality standards are not specified at this stage in the agreement. We simply can't have more contaminated water eventually finding its way into the Bay or our drinking water supply.
This Thursday at 9:30am at Miami-Dade County Commission chambers (111 NW 1st Street, 2nd Floor) -- the public will have an opportunity to voice their concerns about this potential plan. We encourage you to show up and speak out! Ask your commissioners for water quality standards and a full analysis of environmentally beneficial reuse alternatives like wetland rehydration or aquifer recharge.
Read more about this issue here.