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St. Pete schedules second session to discuss sewer plant improvements

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St. Petersburg has scheduled a second informational meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility and the 31st Street Sports Complex. The meetings are designed to inform residents about a proposal to drill wells at both facilities to increase the storage capacity for reclaimed water. An increased storage capacity will help handle the increase in water during storms and help prevent overflows. Last year, the city dumped thousands of gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into…

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Decision to reopen Albert Whitted sewage plant up to city council, Rick Kriseman says

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said Friday he’s leaving the decision to bring the Albert Whitted sewer plant back online up to city council members. Kriseman said a consultant’s reported indicated the expense and time to bring the Albert Whitted Water Reclamation Facility up to a usable standard would be costly and time-consuming. The money and time, the consultant said, could be better used. Kriseman also provided a quick update on the city’s progress in solving the city’s sewer woes. City officials are moving as…

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St. Pete Councilmember wants to consider reopening Albert Whitted sewage facility

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Steve Kornell says he wants to revisit the 2011 decision to close the Albert Whitted sewage plant and to take another look at the decision to move all biosolids to the Southwest plant. The reason? He doesn’t trust that city staff gave council full, unbiased information when members made those decisions. Kornell made the announcement Wednesday on his Facebook page: “I have placed a new business item on the agenda for the Oct. 6 city council meeting asking that city…

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