Florida Chamber, Expert Team Up with Harrell, Mayfield to Push Septic-to-Sewer Conversion Efforts

Article Posted on November 8, 2017

By: Allison Nielsen, Sunshine State News

Two Treasure Coast lawmakers are teaming up with the Florida Chamber of Commerce to help lessen septic tank runoff to the Indian River Lagoon in hopes of paving a way to cleaner water for Florida’s Treasure and Space Coasts -- and they're joined by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and an expert who all say septic-to-sewer conversion is the key to cleaning Florida's waterways.

The Chamber unveiled a video highlighting new research from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute research professor and marine biologist Brian Lapointe in Tallahassee on Wednesday. Lapointe has said the runoff -- both agricultural and urban -- plus sewage top the list of culprits responsible for problems plaguing the Indian River Lagoon…

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