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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

St. Johns River: More attention

Published 4/23/08
To the naked eye, the St. Johns River doesn't look threatened.

But then we need to remember the summer of 2005 when a massive algal bloom turned much of the river into a green, smelly mess.

The river can only take so much wastewater, even the treated kind.

In an e-mailed statement, Mayor John Peyton said, "Duval County and Northeast Florida are working hard to improve conservation by expanding the use of reclaimed water, establishing a storm water utility that will pay for much-needed drainage improvements to improve the quality of storm water, and providing enhanced citizen education about the health of the river through a report card - the first of which is due out later this month."
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