Multi-million dollar St. Pete sewage fixes begin
St Petersburg is committed to fixing its sewage problems, and work has already begun to make the city’s two main sewer plants capable to take on more water during rainstorms and hurricanes.
Over the next five years, 305 million dollars will be poured into fixing the sewage system.
St Pete is working to fix the problems now before the rainy months ahead.
It’s welcoming news for Ed Carlson, whose Jungle Terrace neighborhood was inundated with 58 million gallons of sewage. The water poured through the streets, the parks, people’s yards and even bubbled out of the manhole covers.
Carlson helped push the city into fixes. Now, crews will soon begin $16 million in upgrades to the Northwest plant, just a few blocks from his home, to prevent future spills.