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Protecting Springs and Groundwater
Protecting Springs and Groundwater

Springs are a window into the aquifer, which supplies our drinking water. They are also a great reminder that our water resources are all connected. Many creeks go into the aquifer via sinkholes and later emerge as springs!

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Monitoring Program and Data
Monitoring Program and Data

Alachua County Environmental Protection Department participates in monitoring the quantity and quality of the Floridan aquifer system, by collecting data on abundance of nutrients and bacteria, and water levels.

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Santa Fe River Springs Protection Forums
Santa Fe River Springs Protection Forums

A forum where government officials, professionals, and the public can discuss the issues and solutions for protecting our local springs. ACEPD coordinates the working group's quarterly meetings which are open to the public.

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Reports and Maps
Reports and Maps

Find out how surface activities are impacting the aquifer

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Well Permits
Well Permits

Important information for getting a well or septic system permit

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Report Sinkholes
Report Sinkholes

Sinkholes can introduce untreated stormwater rapidly to deep sections of the Floridan Aquifer.  Read this sinkhole fact sheet and report newly observed sinkholes to Natural Resources (325-264-6800) or fill out this form.

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Santa Fe River Springs Nitrogen Sources and Modeled Groundwater Travel Times
Santa Fe River Springs Nitrogen Sources and Modeled Groundwater Travel Times

​This report is a landuse based assessment of potential nitrate sources in the Lower Santa Fe River Basin springshed and a modeled estimate of groundwater travel times.

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