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Clearwater offers open houses on groundbreaking water program

CLEARWATER — The city will host an open house on Tuesday to educate residents about the $32 million groundwater replenishment project currently under design after seven years of study.

Clearwater is the first city in Florida and one of only a handful in the United States to launch a facility that will purify wastewater to drinking standards and inject it back underground into the aquifer.

After permitting and construction is completed, it is planned to be running at the Northeast Water Reclamation Facility off McMullen-Booth Road by 2020.

The city launched a $1 million outreach campaign to educate the public about this little-known technology that will include brochures, meetings and tours once the facility is built.

The first public meeting will be held Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Drive and will be an open house format with no formal presentation.

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