Hold your nose, folks, and stay out of the river and off the beach. Your Florida neighbors likely won’t have to take better care of their septic system than they have in the past. The Green Monster and Red Tide will continue to run free in Florida should some in the 2011 legislature have their way. Oh, and don’t expect to always get clean water from your well.
The landmark bill passed and signed into law last summer has encountered a heavy backwash from folks unwilling to pay their way and keep your neighborhood and your waters clean.
Check out this recent flush of reports from around Florida:
Constantine Defends Septic Tank Bill As Delay Nears, News Service of Fla., via Fla. Assn. of Community Colleges News, 11/12/10
The push to weaken septic tank legislation approved last spring by lawmakers is dividing the usually clubby Florida Senate . . . The wide-ranging bill is designed to protect Florida’s natural springs and waterways which are often threatened by septic tank overflow. Beginning in January, the legislation would require inspections of the state’s 2.6 million septic tanks once every five years. . . .