Years ago, legislation passed that prohibits the land application of sewage sludge (biosolids) from adding additional nutrient pollution to South Florida waterways. As a result, more than 89,000 tons of South Florida's sewage sludge (more than 80% of all the Class B sewage sludge produced in the state) is being disposed of annually within the Upper Basin of the St. Johns River. Nutrient pollution runoff from the sludge is fueling harmful algal blooms in our river.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) responded to the public outcry by drafting a new Biosolids Rule to address this serious problem. While we are pleased that FDEP is taking action, the Rule simply doesn’t go far enough. Take action by submitting public comments below! Send the message as is or add your own comments and questions to make it your own.
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