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Collection of Soil Samples from the Rainbow River on April 7, 2021

In collaboration with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and their plan to restore and protect Rainbow Springs, the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) will be decommissioning the Rainbow Springs Water Reclamation Facility currently treating sewage from the Rainbow Springs and Rio Vista Communities. The project will include the construction of a new pipeline to divert sewage flow to the Dunnellon Water Reclamation Facility where it will receive a higher level of treatment. It will be necessary that a portion of the new pipeline cross the Rainbow River in an easement located near the Rio Vista Community Park, located at SW 110th Place. The pipeline crossing will be “drilled” well beneath the bottom of the Rainbow River using Horizontal Directional Drilling technology.

To properly design the pipeline crossing, it is necessary to collect and analyze soil samples at the location of the crossing. One boring located on the north bank of the river was completed on Tuesday March 23, 2021. A second boring will be done on the south bank of Rainbow River on April 7, 2021. The drilling is expected to take 6 hours with all equipment removed from the site the same day. If you have questions or require additional information please contact the FGUA Project Manager, Dewey David Huff, (407) 848 8386.

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