Sewage Spills

toomertoomer Posts: 334 Deckhand
Interesting in-depth article in the Ledger this morning.  Worth sharing:

http://gatehousenews.com/sewers/home/site/theledger.com


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  • Ron@.38 Special[email protected] Special Posts: 6,923 Admiral
    Funny history,

    Ft Lauderdale used to dump their sewage thru an outfall that discharged under the 17th St causeway bridge in the ICW
  • FS BlairFS Blair Posts: 1,759 Admin
    Not good.  Sewers are worse for our environment than septic by far.  We have too many people.  But, when it comes to toxic blue-green algae blooms the culprit by far is the nutrient loading of our waterways by unregulated ag.  I'm not anit-farming, but you can't have unregulated large scale farming.  We have to deal with growth too.   
  • Rich MRich M Posts: 1,279 Officer
    Thing is that most aren't spills, they are discharges - intentional.  They happen during heavy rain events.
  • FS BlairFS Blair Posts: 1,759 Admin
    Rich M said:
    Thing is that most aren't spills, they are discharges - intentional.  They happen during heavy rain events.
    The more we can expose these types of events the better.  They've been pumping sewage offshore of Miami for decades, and for the most part all seemed okay.  But, clearly with less and less treatment, and with "intentional" dumps happening more and more, we need to stand up to this.  Demand transparency.  Better treatment.
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