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Reclamation Project Indeed

top-frame-pba_02March 19, 2012 – Now that's a lot of water. The South Florida Water Management District is seeking engineering or construction firms interested in building a major pumping station for a reservoir capable of storing 15 billion gallons of water. The L-8 Reservoir is a 950-acre quarry once used by Palm Beach Aggregates Inc., and has a watertight geology that allows for deep, below-ground storage, the water district said in a press release. 

Palm Beach Aggregates has 4,400 acres in western Palm Beach County and also is engaged in farming, as well as producing aggregate products. The L-8 project will be capable of storing 15 billion gallons of water, enough to fill 24,000 football fields one foot deep, the water district said.