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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Rush To Flush Florida

Published August 5, 2008 The Tampa Tribune
A recent report issued by Clean Water Network of Florida ( http://www.cleanwaternetwork-fl.org) provides evidence of serious infrastructure dysfunction in many communities along the Gulf Coast. Some of the most common problems were: aging sewage systems with mechanical and capacity problems; chronic spills and leakage of pathogens and untreated or poorly treated sewage wastewater; use of poorly treated wastewater in spray irrigation systems; groundwater pollution caused by injection wells and increased permitting of leak-prone septic tank systems.

Safe and effective wastewater disposal is not out of our reach. But it can only be accomplished if citizens demand it, and if there is the political will among decision makers to take action.
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