Storm water Pollution Problem
With every big storm to roll across North Central Florida comes big pollution to at least one county.
Twenty two drainage wells within the city of Ocala collect water during storms and eventually overflow.
That water then sinks directly in the aquifer which fills the natural springs with nitrates.
Currently the city has plans to work on the remaining drainage wells, but it's not a cheap project.
County commissioner Stan McClain says,
"If we can partner together with our cities that are in Marion County when we go to Tallahassee to seek legislative money then we go with a unified voice and say this is a true problem."
The filters, which cost around fifty to seventy five thousand dollars, are made of sand which allows the pollutants to be kept out of the aquifer long enough so that they can be naturally removed.
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