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Sam Henderson releases dates, locations of Clam Bayou meetings

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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…

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Responding to raw sewage dump, St. Pete officials announce fixes to inadequate stormwater system

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St. Pete city officials are working on a handful of fixes to its sometimes overburdened sewage system. Earlier this month above average, consistent rainfall caused the city to divert untreated wastewater into Clam Bayou, one of St. Pete’s estuaries, to the tune of 15 million gallons. The biggest fix to ensuring that doesn’t happen again includes adding an additional 900 horsepower of pumps to the system. There are now five 250 horsepower pumps. Two additional 450 horsepower pumps are planned…

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Suncoast Sierra Club demands answers on raw sewage dump in Clam Bayou

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The Suncoast Sierra Club is asking for answers concerning the recent dumping of more than 15 million gallons of untreated sewage into Clam Bayou and another 5 million of treated sewage into Tampa Bay. In a letter sent to city officials Tuesday, Sierra Club writes, “We understand that the unusually heavy rains caused a crisis situation that demanded an extraordinary response. However, dumping millions of gallons of untreated sewage … is something we absolutely must avoid ever doing again.” City…

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