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Wakulla County receives $12 million grant for wastewater projects

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Feb 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-16 12:38:27-05

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (WTXL) — Wakulla County was granted $12 million from the state to improve sewer infrastructure through the Wastewater Grant Program.

The money is set to go towards the Otter Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility for improvements and additional capacity.

"There is definitely a desire to protect our aquifer and for Wakulla Springs basin,” said Wakulla County Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Michelle Metcalf. “It's really important to protect that. It's a beautiful springs, and if we don't protect it, no one will."

The county has received a total of $81 million in funding from the state and the Northwest Florida Water Management District for wastewater projects like this one.