Millions Already Spent Trying to Clean up our Waterways

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Treasure Coast Local Business

Millions have already been spent along the Treasure Coast trying to clean up our waterways and help the sensitive ecosystems of the Indian River Lagoon.

The city of Sebastian is trying to get residents to switch from septic tanks to the county’s sewer system.

Septic tanks often leak and can contribute to polluted waterways.

City leaders say the burden of switching from septic to sewer would fall on taxpayers.

In 2013, microscopic algae, a byproduct of runoff, chemicals and leakage from septic tanks, bloomed along the Indian River Lagoon. It killed off thousands of acres of sea grass along with a number of manatees, pelicans and dolphins.




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