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UGH! Human Waste Disposal..Problems & Solutions



With 900 new residents moving into Florida every day, disposal of human waste is a growing problem. The public is invited to attend a presentation by Indian River County Utilities Director Vincent Burke and Executive Director of the Florida Onsite Wastewater Association, Roxanne Groover, on future municipal sewer plans and alternative on-site treatment.

When: Thursday, October 17th at 7 PM

Where: Emerson Center, 1590 27th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960


Vincent Burke, Director of Indian River County Utilities, will explain the County’s comprehensive plan to expand the municipal sewage treatment system, ie: which neighborhoods are prioritized and why; County laws regulating sewer for new developments; and projected costs, grants and time frames.

Roxanne Groover, Executive Director of the Florida Onsite Wastewater Association, will present information regarding nitrogen -reducing technologies that treat human waste on site rather than transporting the waste to municipal sewer treatment facilities. Some of these technologies have been in use in other areas for years and have proven reliable. Three of these technologies will have demonstration areas for citizens to observe.

The Clean Water Coalition is a volunteer, non profit organization whose mission is to restore the waters of Indian River County. It currently partners with over 550 businesses and local organizations who share this mission. An update of CWC’s water initiatives will be presented at the October 17th meeting which is open to its partners and the general public.

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