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Venice well to be drilled along Intracostal Waterway

VENICE — Construction should start later this month on a drinking water well along the Intracoastal Waterway to replace one that has been out of service for more than a year.

The new well will be on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway, across from Venice High School. The 200-square-foot plot of land is near the east spur of the Venetian Waterway Trail, though the construction area should be clearly marked.

Drilling should start Aug. 22 and is scheduled to be completed March 7, 2017.

The well being replaced is about 25 feet north of the new one. It used to draw about 19,000 gallons a day. It’s one of 13 wells across the city that feed into Venice’s reverse-osmosis treatment plant to provide drinking water.

It became unusable more than a year ago, when the well pump casing was damaged while workers were attempting to rehabilitate it.