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FDEP still accepting comments

| Ken Garner
It’s not too late for residents to share input about Milton wastewater disposal plans, a Florida Department of Environmental Protection spokesperson said last week. The City of Milton has asked FDEP to allow the city to spray up to 1.256 million gallons of treated wastewater per day on rapid-infiltration basins and a spray field on a 100-acre property next to the proposed site of a new wastewater treatment plant. FDEP issued a notice of the city’s permit application that was published on the city’s website beginning Oct. 2. While answering a resident’s question about how long the public could submit comments to the department, a 30-day time frame was mentioned, which would have ended Nov. 1.
Jerry Mitchell, left, Pam Mitchell and Jerry Couey stand next to a gulley cut by stormwater runoff erosion and seepage flow – water moving through the sandy soil that helps destabilize the ground. The erosion is near the site proposed for the North Santa Rosa Wastewater Reclamation Facility in East Milton. The wash leads directly to the Blackwater River.

 

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