Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

sewage dump

Rick Kriseman unveils wastewater improvement plan

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman on Thursday unveiled a $304-million, five-year plan to solve the city’s wastewater woes. “Our residents and our environment have been failed by an outdated and compromised wastewater system,” Kriseman said. “It is time to execute this plan so that we are well-prepared for a future of extreme rain events.” The plan calls for an estimated investment of $304 million on projects through 2021. Some of this money has already been budgeted; the plan will require…

Keep Reading

Pinellas schedules first meeting of sewer task force

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

As Hurricane Hermine churned its way northward in the Gulf of Mexico, it dumped as much as 22 inches of rain on portions of Pinellas. Heavy rains and flooding caused sewage overflows across the county and the dumping of millions of gallons of raw and partly treated sewage into the Gulf. Within days, Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice called for a countywide task force comprised of representatives from cities and private companies that own sewer systems in the county. “We…

Keep Reading

Sam Henderson releases dates, locations of Clam Bayou meetings

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

During a recent Gulfport City Council meeting Mayor Sam Henderson and Vice Mayor Yolanda Roman had a bit of a go at one another over the Clam Bayou sewage dump last year. In a nutshell, Roman thinks Gulfport isn’t doing enough to ensure promises from St. Petersburg that a similar situation won’t occur again. Henderson, thinks he’s doing plenty. During the back and forth, Roman suggested Henderson had not met with St. Pete officials to discuss the issue. He called…

Keep Reading

St. Pete says Clam Bayou is clean; Gulfport council member disagrees

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

St. Pete is discontinuing water sampling in areas where wastewater overflow was released in early August as a result of a heavy rain event. According to the city, all of the affected areas have been tested within Safe Beach criteria for at least one week. In some areas the levels of contaminants, particularly fecal coliform, have been within safe levels for three to five weeks. “All of the sample sites have demonstrated a long term consistency of results within the…

Keep Reading

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top