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CCUA completes expansion of Keystone-area water treatment facility

The Clay County Utility Authority constructed a new 500,000-gallon storage tank as part of its Postmaster's Village expansion project.  Photo by CCUA.

The Clay County Utility Authority constructed a new 500,000-gallon storage tank as part of its Postmaster’s Village expansion project. Photo by CCUA.


The Clay County Utilities Authority said it has completed the expansion of its Postmaster’s Village water treatment plant, located on C.R. 214 east of Keystone Heights.

The expansion included the construction of two new wells, a new aerator, a new 500,000-gallon water storage tank and new pumps.

The utility said the improvements will increase water pressure and flow rates to its customers in the Keystone Heights area.

CCUA added that the two new wells at the facility were encased to the Lower Floridan Aquifer instead of the Upper Aquifer.  The utility said that by drawing from the Lower Aquifer, its operations will not impact area lake levels.

It also said that the increased capacity at the Postmaster’s Village facility, brought about by the improvements, will allow additional residents to hook up the utility, and stop using their individual wells, which draw from the Surficial, Upper and Intermediate aquifers.

“Reducing the number of individual wells which draw water from these aquifers that are in close proximity to the lakes around the City of Keystone Heights will have a positive impact to those connected natural systems,” it said in a statement.

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