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Fishkind Conversations: Florida's Drinking Water Is Drying Up

Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

You may be surprised to learn that Florida is quickly running out of cheap, clean drinking water as its population grows.

Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the state regulators of decades ago had no way to know they were giving out more permits to pump water from Florida’s resources than could be sustained.

He tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston that new regulations and other fixes are in the works…but they come with a sizable price tag.

Click on the Play Audio button above to hear their conversation.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.
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