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September 26, 2017
Affluence of effluent: Sewage woes roil St. Petersburg politics

Photo: Laura Cerri/Tampa Bay Times

Residents protest after the city dumped wastewater into the bay.

Southwest Florida Roundup

Affluence of effluent: Sewage woes roil St. Petersburg politics

Amy Martinez | 12/28/2016

As Hurricane Hermine moved up Florida’s Gulf Coast last summer, it dropped 22 inches of rain on the Tampa Bay area. The heavy flooding produced by the storm overloaded St. Petersburg’s aging wastewater system, and over the course of 10 days, the city dumped a total of about 150 million gallons of excess sewage into the waters in and around Tampa Bay. Some sewage fouled streets.

It wasn’t the first time the city had dumped sewage.

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