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North Florida water supply stakeholder representatives meet June 25

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The stakeholder advisory committee to the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership will hold its inaugural meeting on June 25 at the St. Johns River Water Management District headquarters in Palatka.

The stakeholder committee is an advisory body that will offer viewpoints of stakeholder groups with the St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to help address the region's water supply issues. The committee includes representatives of groups and entities from throughout the region.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the St. Johns District's Governing Board Room, 4049 Reid St., Palatka. The agenda includes establishing committee operating procedures, reviewing basics of Florida water law, identifying water supply issues for discussion and further examination, and establishing a regular meeting schedule.

Committee meetings are open to the public. Interested persons are invited to attend and participate during the public comment period.

The partnership was established by the Suwannee River Water Management District, the St. Johns River Water Management District and DEP as an initiative to protect natural resources and ensure cost-effective and sustainable water supplies in north Florida.

The initiative seeks to improve program coordination and communication among water managers, local governments, concerned individuals and other stakeholders by working together to protect the shared resources of the Floridan Aquifer system.

Information about the partnership and its work is available on the partnership website at northfloridawater.com.

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