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CWC and IRNA urge support for Roseland sewer project

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County and the Indian River Neighborhood Association are urging Roseland residents to participate in a septic to sewer conversion project.

The CWC and IRNA are also urging the state legislature and governor to pass legislation increasing funding for septic to sewer conversion.

According to a statement sent to Hometown News on behalf of both the CWC and IRNA, there are 300,000 septic tanks in the Indian River Lagoon watershed, with cities and counties competing for matching funds to reduce this source of nutrient pollution.

“Thanks to an offer by Indian River County commissioners which provides over $1,000,000 in incentives towards the project, plus a $500,000 grant from the state legislature, 75 properties between Roseland Road and the Sebastian River will be eligible for county water and sewer,” read the statement from Jean Catchpole, an advisor to the CWC board and chair of the IRNA Water & Lagoon Committee.

Read the rest of the article on Hometown News here.

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