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Everglades Foundation irate that sugar lease extended on reservoir land | WMNF
Environmental Restoration
Published: November 14, 2018

A reservoir that will clean polluted water coming from Lake Okechobee and send it toward the Everglades may be delayed because of a recent decision.... Full Article

Freeport officials review water bill complaints | Walton Sun
Drinking Water
Published: November 14, 2018

FREEPORT — The city has had to make billing adjustments for about 15 Water Department customers since the city began converting to a new water meter system last year, Mayor Russ Barley said Wednesday.One customer recently told the Daily News that Freeport's new Sensus iPerl water meter system is "cl... Full Article

Rob Williamson to run water utility | Navarre Press
Drinking Water Wastewater
Published: November 14, 2018

In a move that smacks of more closed-door politics at Holley Navarre Water System, County Commissioner Rob Williamson has been offered a contract to run the utility, a job for which he has essentially no experience. “We’ll never know if he was the most qualified because we didn’t advertise the jo... Full Article

Related Group’s Jorge Pérez: ‘Sea level rise is something that is going to hit us all’ | Miami Herald
Drainage/Stormwater Environmental Restoration
Published: November 15, 2018

During an in-depth panel discussion hosted as part of the Florida Priorities Summit 2018 at the University of Miami, Related Group chairman and CEO Jorge Perez said rising seas would ‘hit us all.’... Full Article

Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise | Post-Star
Environmental Restoration
Published: November 14, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Senate approved a compromise policy Wednesday on dumping ship ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading... Full Article

Wild Side: Cedar Key: Where the farmers wear wet suits | River Falls Journal
Environmental Restoration
Published: December 29, 2017

Carol and I are enjoying our stay in Cedar Key, a small town on a group of islands on the Gulf Coast of Florida. After a long drive through the pine woods west of Gainesville, the view opens up to a vast expanse of tidal marsh grass, mangroves and oyster bars. The islands around Cedar Key form somet... Full Article

Section of U.S. 1 in St. Lucie County reopened after water main break | TCPalm
Drinking Water
Published: November 09, 2018

A section of northbound U.S. 1 that closed after a water main break has reopened, according to an official with the city of Port St. Lucie... Full Article

Jury orders city to pay damages in lift station lawsuit | Your Observer
Wastewater
Published: November 09, 2018

The city hoped to recover up to $20 million in a lawsuit tied to the Lift Station 87 project. Instead, a jury determined the city breached its contract with a construction firm.... Full Article

State of Water: Nutrient pollution damaging county waterways | Daytona Beach News-Journal
Drainage/Stormwater Wastewater
Published: November 10, 2018

DELAND — As the population continues to grow and sea levels continue to rise, Volusia County residents over the next few decades can expect their relationship with water to change. Not necessarily for the better — unless changes occur.Last week, at the annual State of Our Water conference sponsored ... Full Article

Ocoee couple burdened with repair, medical bills following flooded home | West Orange Times & Observer
Wastewater
Published: November 11, 2018

Following a sewage backup, the Simon family still is waiting to see who will take financial responsibility for the resulting damage and repairs.... Full Article