A Case of Over-Pumping?

Drought is a factor, but withdrawal of too much water from the aquifer is the greater contributor to saltwater intrusion in coastal well fields.

City leaders in a coastal community asked residents not to drink water from the tap or use it for cooking. Because of a drought and low groundwater levels, the community's well field was experiencing saltwater intrusion.

City officials contacted Florida Gateway College to ask...

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