2020-2021 SPRINGS Project Submittals

The following Projects were presented to the Governing Board on April 14, 2020 . The Governing Board approved the recommended projects to be submitted for DEP funding consideration

Recommended Land Acquisition Projects

Applicant Project Name Brief Description Total Cost Funding Requested
Alachua Conservation Trust Columbia County Grasslands Acquisition Less-than-fee acquisition of 514 acres of primarily mature sandhill grassland in Ichetucknee PFA and high recharge to Floridan Aquifer in the Santa Fe BMAP. $967,600 $115,750
Alachua Conservation Trust Santa Fe Springs Acquisition Fee simple acquisition of 254 acres at the confluence of Olustee Creek and the Santa Fe River containing two springs. $1,390,410 $617,000
Alachua Conservation Trust Sawdust Spring Land Acquisition Fee simple acquisition of approx. 163 acres in the Devil's Ear Spring PFA. $934,395 $634,395
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Devil's Ear Spring Recharge Land Acquisition Less-than-fee simple acquisition of approximately 2,742 acres within the Devil's Ear Spring PFA. $8,382,555 $2,000,000

Recommended Construction Projects

Applicant Project Name Description Total Cost Funding Requested
DOT/Columbia County I-75/SR 247 Regional Pond Construct regional storm water ponds to treat and attenuate runoff from Cannon Creek. $8,950,000 $2,510,000
City of High Springs High Springs WWTF Expansion Expand the WWFT and construct a wetland treatment system. $6,861,240 $4,795,400
City of Trenton WWTF Improvements WWTF improvements to meet advanced wastewater treatment levels. $5,450,000 $5,450,000
City of Jasper City of Jasper Reclamation Water Project - RIBs Construct a Rapid Infiltration Basin for treated effluent disposal in response to a consent order $2,476,197 $2,326,197
City of Archer Archer Wastewater Systems Improvements Construct a WWTF and collection system with a created wetland treatment system. $9,900,000 $8,500,000
Town of Fort White Central Wastewater Improvement Construct a regional WWTF and collection-transmission system within a PFA $11,890,829 $1,866,403 (yr 1)
City of Live Oak Duval Street & 105th Road Wastewater System Extensions Extend the central sewer system to remove existing septic systems. $1,857,300 $1,857,300
City of Lawtey Water Main Replacements Replace existing leaking water mains and install isolation valves. $1,809,600 $1,809,600
The following projects were not recommended at this time but may be submitted for future cost-share programs.

Future Consideration

Applicant Project Name Description Total Cost Requested Amount
City of Live Oak 2nd Street & Evelyn Avenue Wastewater System Extensions Extend the central sewer system to remove existing septic systems. $1,370,200 $1,370,200
Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer District Water System Improvements Phase 1 Replace two existing wells with a well in a new location to improve water supply. $967,307 $900,307
Jefferson County Gum Swamp Road Improvements - Phase I  Harden the road with compacted limerock, add roadside swales to convey and treat stormwater runoff, and replace existing cross drains. $142,665 $97,655
City of Newberry Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure Alachua County Agricultural and Equestrian Center Extend the central sewer system to remove existing septic systems. $1,220,600 $220,600
City of Jasper City of Jasper Wastewater Reclamation Project - Nutrien Force Main Construct a force main to transfer treated effluent to a clay settling pond. $1,917,260 $1,800,975
Abbreviations
BMAP - Basin Management Action Plan
PFA - Priority Focus Area
WWTF - Wastewater Treatment Facility