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The water's not fine Series: EDITORIALS
[CITY Edition]
St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, Fla.
Date: Sep 4, 1995
Start Page: 10.A
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Here's a fact of life you won't find in any sun-splashed tourism brochure: On numerous occasions for the past 10 years, St. Petersburg has dumped millions of gallons of sewage into Tampa Bay, Boca Ciega Bay, Clam Bayou, Coffee Pot Bayou, Bear Creek, Salt Creek and other area waters.

Unmistakably untreated sewage has been gushing often for more than a week at a time, delivering bacteria and nutrients in direct violation of state environmental and health standards. It has been going into waters where unsuspecting people fish and boat and allow their children to play. Into bays and bayous and canals that have enticed people to settle here because the idea of living near water is, usually, such a pleasant notion.

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