City commissioners Monday approved a $11.5 million plan to prevent a repeat of the water shortage during the 2011 drought that left the city’s 100,000 water customers with just a 60-day drinking supply.
The commission, at a special meeting, voted 5-0 to approve a three-part fix: holding water in an existing city-owned natural area west of Florida’s Turnpike, digging a new wellfield east of existing wellfields and recovering water that now seeps out to sea.
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