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Public gets another shot at suggesting fixes to St. Pete’s ‘Sewer-gate’

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It’s a crisis that’s become something of a boondoggle — and, moreover, a public health issue. Now St. Petersburg’s overwhelmed and dilapidated sewer system is again at the forefront as officials held another round of public discussions in the costly and complex issue of best to go about fixing the problem. The topic of the evening, as reported by The Tampa Bay Times, a 12-page consent order written by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) – faulting city officials when…

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St. Pete sewer symposium to hear public on wastewater woes

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After recent meetings on the improvements to St. Petersburg’s sanitary sewer system, it is becoming clear that residents are watching developments with great interest. With questions ranging from possible reactivation of the downtown Albert Whitted Plant, to costs of upgrades at other facilities and issues of resiliency system wide, public works leaders left with an increasing sense of just how important this systemwide fix is to constituents. “Our residents want this taken care of,” said Director of Engineering and Capital…

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