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Governor approves $32 million in water projects; vetoes total of $27.3 million

TALLAHASSEE – Florida governor Rick Scott used his line-item veto authority to veto $368 million in spending from Florida's 2013-2014 budget, including a number of projects related to wastewater and stormwater infrastructure and water resource protection. These included:

  • Bonita Springs ‐ Oak Creek Restoration ‐ Sediment & Exotic Plant Removal, $250,000
  • Charlotte County ‐ Regional Reclaimed Water Expansion ‐ Phase 2, $500,000
  • DeSoto County ‐ Lettuce Lake/Oak Haven MH Park Utility MCL Water Supply Improvement Projec,t $90,000
  • DeSoto County ‐ Lake Suzy Utility Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements, $350,000
  • LaBelle ‐ Wastewater Recycle Project, $1,812,500
  • Lake County ‐ Umatilla Sewer System, $1,225,000
  • Lakeland ‐ Skyview Water and Wastewater System Modification, $3,750,000
  • Manatee County ‐ Wastewater Clarifier Retrofit ‐ Southwest Water Reclamation Facility, $1,000,000
  • St. Johns River Restoration and Economic Impact Study, $7,000,000
  • Tampa ‐ Met West Ditch Stormwater Project, $125,000

For a complete list of the approved and vetoed water projects, see the link below.