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Environmental groups still opposed to DEP water-use rules

Environmental groups are continuing to raise concerns with proposed Florida Department of Environmental Protection water-use rule changes that are the subject of a department hearing on Wednesday. 

The rules are intended to increase consistency in water-use permitting among the state's five water management districts. DEP says the rules will encourage water conservation and increased used of treated wastewater as directed by HB 639 in 2012. 

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