Hillsborough seeks cooperation on sewage overflow prevention

Working Together to Stop Sewage Spills following Hurricane Hermine.

Hillsborough County commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to work with other counties and cities across Tampa Bay to find out why our water treatment plants are failing to keep semitreated sewage water from spewing out of manhole covers and being dumped into the Bay.

Millions of gallons of sewage seeped into Tampa Bay during Hurricane Hermine.

But county leaders say a permanent fix could be more more than a decade away because they'll have to dig up and repair "hundreds of miles" of sewer pipes.

Groups across Tampa Bay will now form a joint task force to prevent another widespread spill.

More coverage of the sewage issue:

248,000 gallons of sewage overflows

Pinellas legislators: We must address spill now

Hermine overwhelms sewage plants around Bay

Where's fix after minor Hermine?


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