Category: Water

Will Hillsborough county allow this?

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

Chris’s Plumbing Service is asking Hillsborough County to let them dump human excrement, commercial sludge, and restaurant grease on the banks of the Little Manatee River’s wetlands. 50,000 gallons a day (!!!) — 600 tons a year (!!!) of “biosolids & sludge” on a site that sits on the Little Manatee River system, with wetlands that flow right into the river. Here are 3 things you can do to help block this attempt to pollute this amazingly pristine river, which is designated an Outstanding Florida Water.

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...