Category: Water

Will Hillsborough county allow this?

Will the county allow sewage dumping on the Little Manatee River? Let’s say NO!

UPDATE: Chris’s Plumbing has changed their application to sewage-effluent spraying (instead of sewage-solids spreading). It’s still horrible. In fact parts of the plan are even worse now.
• They doubled the volume of toxic waste to 100,000 gallons per day!
• They reduced the setback around the wetlands to a mere 30 feet.
• Their chlorine “treatment” is ineffective against many disease-causing organisms.
• Their new Special Use zoning permit would last forever, running with the land no matter who owns it.

Messing with the aquifer

First, the farmers pulled so much water out of the ground during the freeze that the aquifer level dropped 60 feet (!), so surrounding wells went dry and sinkholes opened up. Then we poured 800 cubic yards of concrete underground, filling the spac…

Sewer water in the Hillsborough & Alafia rivers?

The last time Tampa Bay Water suggested dumping treated sewer water into the Hillsborough River, the answer from the public, the reviewing agencies, and the City of Tampa was a big, booming NO. Of...

Blair protects his wetlands, not ours

Commissioner Brian Blair wants the county to stop protecting wetlands. Unless we’re talking about the wetlands behind his house. The tiny lake Blair lives on, called Noreast Lake, has become his own personal pork...