Will this be another “govt. solution” or are we willing to really examine what it means to take personal responsibility. If you live in the basin, will you take action? We’d like to hear …
September 25 2009
By Kevin Spear
Will Wekiva Parkway’s first toll be $30,000 per septic tank?
Homeowners near Wekiva River fight upgrades that foes say cost too much, but state disagrees
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS — Central Florida’s most fought-over environmental issue this decade — building an expressway across the Wekiva River — appeared Thursday to be at the brink of a major battle that could scuttle plans for the road.
The fight is about how best to stop pollution from seeping out of household septic tanks into the river.
About 60 top environmental regulators, water managers, real-estate experts and homeowners met for several hours to resolve an impasse over proposed new requirements on household septic tanks thought to be steadily poisoning the springs flowing into the Wekiva River. [Read more...]