Attempt to Delay Implementation of 2008 Ocean Outfall Legislation Fails

Victory | May 06 2011

Clean Water

State legislation was passed in 2008 to close 6 ocean outfalls along the Florida Atlantic coastline to help preserve the reef ecosystem and begin to reuse the freshwater to help with water shortages. The original timeline was to have the outfalls be completely closed and in full reuse mode by 2025. Bill SB 796, which sought to extend that deadline, was never brought up for a vote and died as the 2010-2011 Florida legislative session came to an end.

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Everyone should have access to clean water to surf, swim and play in. The Surfrider Foundation is taking a multi-tiered approach to tackle ocean pollution problems. We are testing the waters for bacteria and toxins, raising public awareness and finding real solutions to ocean pollution; solutions that restore healthy watersheds, protect local water supplies and keep pollution from reaching the ocean.

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