Forums Set on St. Pete Sewer Issues
Both public meetings will update residents on improvements and the progress of a proposed order from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
ST. PETERSBURG – In the continuing effort to keep citizens informed of the important infrastructure improvements ongoing in the city — and update stakeholders on the proposed consent order from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, city officials say they have scheduled two public meetings that will be held over the next several weeks.
The first meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 27) at the Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S, will feature presentations from city staff and consultants on the work that is already underway to increase capacity and reliability of the St. Petersburg wastewater system. Attendees will also hear how the proposed consent order from DEP will increase accountability and oversight of the myriad projects that are planned over the next several years. The second meeting, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 15 at the Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd St. N, will highlight the same information.
Residents are encouraged to come with ideas and inspiration on how the city can effectively move forward through this sewage situation and emerge with a more robust and environmentally secure future. There will be a time allotted for one-on-one discussions with leadership on hand and also a forum for suggestions to be “even better” down the road. Officials say they hope these meetings will feature a frank and honest discussion of how everyone can be a part of the solution.
For information about St. Petersburg’s wastewater system, go to stpete.org.
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