Crystal River Reclaimed Water Pipeline File

In this July 2014 photo, workers install an underground pipeline to send Crystal River’s reclaimed water from the city’s sprayfield off of North Citrus Avenue to Duke Energy’s energy complex roughly eight miles away.

A solution is on the table to increase the flow of Crystal River’s reused wastewater to Duke Energy’s energy complex, keeping the city from paying a penalty and polluting its watershed.

Duke representatives told City Council at its meeting Monday, June 8, 2020, their engineers could pipe the water to the power company’s Citrus Combined-Cycle Natural Gas Plant.

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