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Kathleen Peters asks state for millions to help solve sewage problems in St. Pete, St. Pete Beach

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State Rep. Kathleen Peters filed two bills Wednesday aimed at helping pay for sewer improvements in St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach. Peters, a Republican from Treasure Island, asked for $5.5 million in state funding. Of that, $3 million in state funding would be earmarked for St. Petersburg to smoke test sewer pipes for leaks, install and seal manholes, among other work. The remaining $2.5 million would go to St. Pete Beach for the engineering, construction and permitting of the…

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Improvements to St. Pete sewage system begin

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Work to line aging sanitary sewer collection mains and city sewer laterals began Monday in the Bahama Shores and Coquina Key neighborhoods. Part of Mayor Rick Kriseman‘s infrastructure plan, the $3.2 million lining project will help extend the life of sanitary sewer mains and prevent groundwater infiltration from entering the city’s sewage collection system. Depending on the weather, the project is expected to be completed by September. St. Petersburg’s sewer system became the focus of controversy last year after the city…

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St. Pete City Council won’t spend $1.5 million on sewers … yet

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St. Pete City Council members voted not to allocate $1.5 million of the $6.5 million paid out as a result of the BP oil spill settlement to pay for sewage infrastructure repairs at a meeting Monday evening. Instead, the council voted 7-0 to ask staff to come back next week with a resolution highlighting the city’s commitment to increasing funding for the projects. At issue is whether or not the city should use BP settlement funds for sewage repairs or…

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St. Pete City Council committee wants to spend $1.5 million on sewers

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A St. Pete City Council committee voted Monday to spend $1.5 million of the total $6.5 million awarded the city as a result of a settlement in the BP oil spill disaster. St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman had recommended spending $1 million for infrastructure repairs and replacement. Earlier discussions about the BP oil spill award showed some City Council members wanted to spend more of the money on immediate repairs in the wake of 31 million gallons of raw and…

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