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Pinellas sewer task force turns to the technical experts

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There were no new revelations or big ideas during the first meeting of the newly formed wastewater/stormwater task force Monday. Instead, Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice, who created the board, tossed the ball to the technical staff with directions to come back to the committee with an initial plan within 90 days. The steering committee is made up of elected officials and community leaders. Justice called for the task force to be formed after the county, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, St. Pete…

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Pinellas schedules first meeting of sewer task force

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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…

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Pinellas Commission to form sewer, wastewater task force

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Pinellas County commissioners agreed Wednesday to form a countywide task force to work together on sewer and stormwater management issues. The panel would be comprised of Pinellas County, 13 municipalities that have their own sewer systems, and three private systems. “I believe the coming together of our partners can lay the groundwork for better reaction to emergencies, improving our infrastructure, and ultimately providing better services for our citizens,” Commissioner Charlie Justice wrote in a memo proposing the task force. It…

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