TC PALM: Time for Florida Chamber to get on board with Everglades reservoir

TC Palm: Written by Eve Samples. November 9, 2017.

An open letter to the Florida Chamber of Commerce:

Business leaders of Florida,

It's great that you're talking about water. You got together in Tallahassee on Wednesday to discuss the future water needs of 1,000 people a day who are moving to Florida.

It won't be easy to accommodate the 6 million new Floridians expected by 2030.

Our water is in distress right now. Consider:

State officials issued 13 avoid-water advisories for beaches and rivers earlier this month.
Algae is blooming in the waters of Florida Bay.
Billions of gallons of polluted freshwater from Lake Okeechobee are being dumped in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries, where toxic algae made international headlines last year.
Sewage leaks recently fouled the northern Indian River Lagoon.

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