Groundwater Replenishment

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Project Overview

The city of Clearwater is working to ensure the future of our water. After years of thorough analysis and testing, Clearwater is moving forward with the design and permitting phase of the Clearwater Groundwater Replenishment Project.

What It Does 

Groundwater replenishment purifies reclaimed water to a quality that is better than bottled water and recharges the aquifer using that purified recycled water. This process is safe and is used throughout the country and the world.

The Goal

The goal is to replenish the aquifer and provide a new local water supply that protects the ecosystem and environment. It also will ensure the sustainability of high-quality drinking water to meet current and future needs of the community.


Current project costs are about $33 million. This project is cooperatively funded by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Construction is expected to begin in 2018.


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