KMS Hybrid Recharge Wetland

  • GRU and Alachua County Public Schools have been working together at the KMS wetland site since the mid-1990's.  They worked together to create groundwater recharge wetlands, an aesthetic amenity for the school that recharges the Floridan aquifer with high-quality water.

    It combines stormwater and reclaimed water in a constructed wetland system that naturally reduces nutrients and recharges the aquifer.

    This project recharges the Floridan aquifer with approximately 400,000 gallons per day of high-quality, low-nutrient water.

    Benefits the aquifer levels, spring flows, lakes, and other water bodies.