Thursday, February 22, 2018
News Roundup

Public can learn more at 6 tonight about state order forcing St. Petersburg to fix its sewage problem

ST. PETERSBURG — The city is repairing its sewer system after last year's hurricanes overwhelmed the antiquated system and caused tens of millions of gallons of sewage to flow into streets, waterways and especially the Tampa Bay.

But St. Petersburg must also fix its problems under the watchful eye of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The state is planning to fine the city $820,000 in civil penalties and has drafted a 12-page order outlining everything the city needs to do to fix its outdated and overburdened sewage system.

The public can learn more about the DEP consent order at a meeting set to be held at 6 p.m.* Wednesday night at the Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd St. N. City Council members are scheduled to attend.

* Editor's note: This story has been corrected to show that the meeting is at 6 p.m.

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Published: 02/22/18