This is post number 3, I assume you think you have had enough of the wellfield protection zone --thinking let the government take care of me. Well the government is taking care of the DEVELOPERS not you. They see a lawsuit or an injunction and they get scared as shit. And extending 836 what could be more important? Your water supply maybe. The government is saying they are pulling less water from the wells so they don't need such big zones. That is what the developers are saying too. WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE? As we have more salt water intrusion we will have less water and might not be able to use other wells. We could pollute this water very easily and once done, it is gone.
Well you haven't seen an end to this subject, not here on this blog. Maybe in the Herald. Oops, it hasn't been there. I bet you didn't even read post number 2. Go back and read it damn it so you understand this article.
This is the most important issue in Miami Dade County in our view. Forget libraries, Ludlam Trail, stupid Miami Wild and the Nail Clipper building. Focus. This is the hot story. I can't emphasize it enough. They want to shrink the wellfields. This is insanity.
|How did this suddenly get less important? DEVELOPMENT PRESSURE.|
Link to document
A second document:
From a letter from Environmental groups:
This is one of the water supply for Miami-Dade county residents. The consequences of getting this outcome wrong are enormous. Yet, the current reassessment of the wellfield protection areas fails to consider these additional contamination risks posed by new land uses.
For example, the USGS MODFLOW model shows that with expansion of mining, the wellfields preferentially pull water from mining pits, from which the USGS report contends “it is possible that contamination could reach the well fields quickly, within 10 days in some cases.” Renken et al. (2005) conclude from the 2003 tracer tests that “demonstrated potential contamination risks in the Northwest well field that are far greater than previously considered, indicating the need for reassessment of existing rock-mine setback distances”. The protection areas should take into account the implications of additional rock mining, and other land uses that pose contamination risks, which poses potential high risk to human health and safety.
Sincerely, Kathy Aterno Florida Director Clean Water Action / Clean Water Fund email@example.com
Sara Fain, Esq. Executive Director Everglades Law Center firstname.lastname@example.org
Manley Fuller President Florida Wildlife Federation email@example.com
John Adornato Regional Director National Parks Conservation Association firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Mahoney Conservation Chair Sierra Club Miami email@example.com
Laura Reynolds Executive Director Tropical Audubon Society firstname.lastname@example.org
One last paper....
Link on Scrib
You might ask yourself why is Miami Dade County ignoring all these scientific papers and the environmental community. Very good question. I think they don't care about the water at all. They are just going to give up on it and use a water treatment method, desalination perhaps -- like Tampa.
Why not pay big bucks for our water?