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Twenty-four groups sign letter objecting to draft springs legislation

A manatee rolls over in the water at Wakulla Springs in January 2014. Several agricultural, business, cities and utility groups have concerns with draft springs legislation in the Senate. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

Several agricultural, business, cities and utility groups are raising concerns with draft springs legislation in the Senate, arguing that Florida has the regulatory tools it needs to improve water quality. 

Springs across the state have become choked with weeds and algae, fed by nitrogen seeping into groundwater. Sources of nitrogen include sewage plants, septic tanks, farms, fertilizer and dirty stormwater runoff.

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