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District grows Wewahitchka welding program | The Star

Florida Agrees to Buy Broward Wetlands To End Everglades Oil Drilling Efforts | WLRN

Palm Coast eyes $20M expansion for sewer plant | Daytona Beach News-Journal

Broken Water Main Brings Flooding And Boil Water Notice To Victoria Park | WLRN

Opinion: Editorial: Don't preempt local water protections | Gainesville Sun

Marco Island brings in company to conduct study to prevent another algae crisis | WINK

Franklin County officials move forward with rehab center | My Panhandle

Thirst for protecting water supplies drives WV partnership | Bay Journal

Florida to purchase 20,000 acres of Everglades wetlands to protect from oil drilling | KITV



Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition to Hold Public Forum January 22 at Satellite Beach High | Space Coast Daily

Broken water main brings flooding and boil water notice to Victoria Park | Sun Sentinel

Ag department used Amendment 1 money to pay consultants on Lake Okeechobee operation panel | TCPalm

SJRWMD to convert 79 septic tanks to sewer on Doctors Lake | Clay Today

Deal could prevent drilling on 20,000 acres of Everglades land | WINK

Letter to the Editor | Clay Today

Orange Park names park after Sen. Rob Bradley | Clay Today

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory For Victoria Park Following Water Main Break | CBS Miami

Sarasota's The Bay Conservancy unveils Fountain Garden | Herald Tribune

Miami Beach is dumping $16 million in fresh sand to push back against erosion | Tampa Bay Times

Governor Ron DeSantis Moves Forward On Envrionmental Agenda | WFSU

FEMA reimbursing St. Johns County $1.1 million for Hurricane Irma expenses | News4Jax

Septic-to-sewer contract approved to switch 188 homes in northern Sewall's Point | TCPalm

Wiggins Pass dredging poses navigation hazard for boaters | WINK

15,000 gallons of wastewater spill from Crestview bioreactor tank | Northwest Florida Daily News

Opinion: Opinion: A 2020 wish list to improve lives of Lee County citizens | News-Press

Three Lee County properties move closer to conservation, including Eden Oaks near Sanibel and a parcel near Cape Coral's Four Mile Cove | News-Press

Santa Rosa Sound to benefit from sewer system | Northwest Florida Daily News

12-inch water main break reported in Fort Lauderdale | Local 10

SFWMD to increase its monitoring of our water quality in 2020 | WINK

Beulah Master Plan, Century Wastewater Plant, Other RESTORE Projects Public Comment Meeting Today | North Escambia

City Council awards contract to evaluate source of nutrients in Marco waters | Naples Daily News

City of Stuart may sue Army Corps of Engineers over lake plan | Okeechobee News

Friends of the Everglades taps TCPalm opinion chief Eve Samples as executive director | News-Press

3 To Know: New Everglades area visitor center, more | Naples Daily News

Governor DeSantis Gets Low Marks on Environmental Protection | WMNF

Key Florida senator files plan for Everglades, water money | WPTV

Bay Isles neighborhood may soon get mini reefs | Your Observer

Stuart may file lawsuit concerning lake water levels | WPTV

Florida Red Tide Task Force Seeks Public Safety Info On One Website | WUSF

Fluoridation the subject of dental association’s annual 3rd-grade poster contest | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

CISA Releases Emergency Directive and Activity Alert on Critical Microsoft Vulnerabilities

Millions to be spent to replenish area beaches | WPTV

Stuart takes a step toward suing U.S. Army Corps for Lake O water levels | TCPalm

Growing South Florida looks to satisfy its need for water | Sun Sentinel

Everglades advocates call for climate-change resilience and unified voice | Naples Daily News

Senate budget head seeks $2.5 billion water quality package | Florida Politics

Opinion: Opposed to building moratorium in Fort Lauderdale; fast-driving police officers; Trump’s appeal to religious right | Sun Sentinel

DeSantis likely to get environmental money in session | South Dade News Leader

Southwest Florida wants to keep its influence growing and its water flowing | Florida Politics

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Pushes City's Plan To Fix Infrastructure Problems During Town Hall | WLRN

Mayor Matheson Asks Public, Officials to Paddle Saturday | Valdosta Today

Nature of Things: Fixing Lake Hancock, Peace River is project for the ages | The Ledger

EPA PFAS Actions​:

NRWA Asked for Comments on Senator Gillibrand’s Clean Water Act PFAS Bill​

Michigan ​holds public hearings on state’s plan to regulate numerous PFAS in drinking water

New Hampshire Fights Suit Against New State PFAS Rules​

Vermont Rural Water Association Leads in Emergency Assistance to Communities Detecting PFAS in Drinking Water​:

White House Issues Veto Threat Over House-Passed PFAS Bill​

NRWA and National Water Association Caution House of Representatives on PFAS Legislation​:

House Passes Comprehensive PFAS Legislation Over NRWA Objections​

NRWA Joins PFAS Receivers’ Advocacy Group​

Opinion: Dan Peterson: Aging and neglected sewer pipes are polluting environment | Ocala Star Banner

Nature of Things: Fixing Lake Hancock and the Peace River is a project for the ages | The Ledger

Opinion: Surprise! Local counties face unexpected beach erosion costs | TCPalm

Blue-green algae all the talk at Everglades conference | News-Press

Sebastian River High, Treasure Coast Elementary under boil-water notice | TCPalm

Debate over toll road projects continues to flare | Tallahassee Democrat

Excavated dune in St. Augustine infuriates neighbors but is legal according to state regulators | First Coast News

DeSantis environmental plans get legislative support | News4Jax

DeSantis announces $5.4 million for Northwest Florida | My Panhandle

Indiantown wants its own water utility, but can the village pull it off? | TCPalm

Rural Panhandle communities get $5.4M in state funds for infrastructure projects | Florida Politics

Half the stuff in Fort Lauderdale’s sewage system isn’t waste. Sea rise makes leaks worse. | Sun Sentinel

Experts meet on Captiva for annual Everglades conference | WINK

Citizens Air Concerns Over Record Sewage Spill | Valdosta Today

High Springs City Commission considers resolution to opposing Ginnie Springs water pumping | WCJB

White House aims to roll back bedrock environmental law to speed development

Strapped cities across the U.S. are looking to sell water, sewer systems

How U.S. sewage plants can remove medicines from wastewate


1st major storm of 2020 unleashes record-breaking rainfall, threatens possible dam failure

BC's Katie Porter: Equipping all communities with safe, reliable drinking water

BC’s Gus Hrncir promoted to owner’s adviser senior principal


PFAS Action Tops House Agenda in the New Year

Soundside, Eufaula projects to begin | Gulf Breeze News

Fort Lauderdale leaders to provide update on city’s sewer pipe problems | Local 10

Sea Rise Is Making Fort Lauderdale's Sewage Leaks Worse | WLRN

Caloosahatchee sample tests positive for blue-green algae | WINK

Fort Lauderdale has ‘aggressive’ game plan to stop sewage spills, mayor says | Sun Sentinel

Sebastian temporary lifting weed-spraying ban for limited test of W.O.W alternative | TCPalm

Opinion: Army Corps' dry-season approach for Lake Okeechobee is a step backwards | TCPalm

Orange Park names new park after Sen. Rob Bradley | Clay Today

Spill angers residents: People voice sewage concerns at meeting | Suwannee Democrat

DOH advises Withlacoochee, Suwannee contaminated by sewage spill | Suwannee Democrat

Mayor: Fort Lauderdale’s $65M sewer pipe project to be completed by 2026 | Local 10

Bill On Sewage Spills Is Latest On Water Quality This Legislative Session | WMFE

MD releases plan to fight saltwater amid rising seas | Bay Journal

Possibility of fish farm of coast of Sarasota causes red tide concern | Your Observer

Concerned citizens discuss clean water | Okeechobee News

Blue-green algae returns to Fort Myers Shores | WINK

Debate over toll road projects continues to flare | Ocala Star Banner

Water Utilities Department to perform temporary modification to water disinfection process | Okeechobee News

Holley-Navarre Water System, Santa Rosa County inch closer to wastewater agreement | Pensacola News Journal

Dredging of Taylor creek this summer in St. Lucie to improve navigation, lagoon water quality | TCPalm

New Port Richey to buy city gateway land | Tampa Bay Times

JEA releases more documents, including NextEra and American Water bid replies | Jacksonville Daily Record

Blue-green algae makes unusual winter appearance in Caloosahatchee | News-Press

Why do some water-related projects take so long? | Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Destin considers hiding power lines underground | Destin Log

Fed up with poopy pipe breaks, Lauderdale says yes to $65M sewer fix | Sun Sentinel

Fort Lauderdale Allots Money For Sewage; Some Residents Call For Less Development | WLRN

Federal judge dismisses suit against City of Fort Myers for dumping toxic sludge | News-Press

County readies for beach renourishment in 2020 | Anna Maria Islander

Finally, We Know How Much Sewage Spilled In Fort Lauderdale: 126.9 Million Gallons | WLRN

Roundup weed killer ban: Indian River County is latest to stop using glyphosate herbicide | TCPalm

Joe Gruters, Randy Fine want 50% increases in fines for sewage spills | Florida Politics

A 3-decade-long water dispute heads to the Supreme Court | WITF

Fort Lauderdale City Commission Approves Spending $65M To Replace 7 Miles Of Sewer Pipe | CBS Miami

Opinion: Dan Peterson: Aging and neglected sewer pipes are polluting environment | Gainesville Sun

CISA Insights - Increased Geopolitical Tensions and Threats

Fort Lauderdale Residents Prepare For 'Floating Protest' Against Sewage Spills | WLRN

Bursting pipes spill 126.8 million gallons of sewage, Fort Lauderdale officials report | Local 10

Friends of Lake Monroe planning community forum | Seymour Tribune

Milkman-like water delivery service touts waste-free system | Vegas Inc

City moves one step closer to water, sewer overhaul | Panama City News Herald

House of Representatives to Vote on PFAS Water Legislation this Week​

U.S. Strike on Iranian Leader Sparks Fears of Major Cyberattack in U.S

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases (1/4/19) Bulletin on Terror Threat to the U.S. :

Presidential Candidate Sanders Says He’ll Enact National Drinking Water Standards for PFAS

Private Water as the “Solution” to Small Water Systems and Noncompliance

Heavener (OK) City Council Voted to Terminate Contract with Veolia North America

Cities Sell Water Utilities to Pay for Pension Obligations

PBS and NPR Notice that President Trump is Focusing More on Environmental Issues

Data from Max Roser, University of Oxford Professor and the Founder of Our World in Data

Opinion: PAT RICE: Photos show state of Daytona Protogroup hotel construction | Daytona Beach News-Journal

City Of Fort Lauderdale Shares Resources On Sewer Main Repair Efforts | CBS Miami

Recovery update for St. Andrews State Park | My Panhandle

12 Days of Christmas: Coastal Conservation Association wants to clam up Indian River Lagoon | TCPalm

Public Meetings to Discuss Valdosta Sewage Spill Jan. 8 | Valdosta Today

Strapped cities looking to sell sewer systems | Sentinel

Lake Okeechobee level holds steady above 13 ft. | Okeechobee News

Opinion: PAT RICE: Photos show state of Daytona Protogroup hotel construction | Daytona Beach News-Journal

City Of Fort Lauderdale Shares Resources On Sewer Main Repair Efforts | CBS Miami

Recovery update for St. Andrews State Park | My Panhandle

12 Days of Christmas: Coastal Conservation Association wants to clam up Indian River Lagoon | TCPalm

Public Meetings to Discuss Valdosta Sewage Spill Jan. 8 | Valdosta Today

Strapped cities looking to sell sewer systems | Sentinel

Lake Okeechobee level holds steady above 13 ft. | Okeechobee News

Lecanto company gets $559,000 to expand, add jobs | Citrus County Chronicle

Best of 2019: Scientist Refutes Red Tide Dogma | Bradenton Times

12 Days of Christmas: St. Lucie County Reef builders want sites in Indian River Lagoon | TCPalm

Opinion: As red tide and blue-green algae blooms ebb, our waters get a break | TCPalm

Santa Rosa, Gulf Breeze, Holley-Navarre Water System at impasse over future of wastewater disposal | Pensacola News Journal

VIDEO: A peek inside the Tiger Point Wastewater Treatment Facility | Pensacola News Journal

Annual Everglades Coalition Conference coming up | Sanibel-Captiva Islander

12 Days of Christmas: ORCA needs help to keep on truckin' along Indian River Lagoon | TCPalm

Carnival Elation accidentally dumps ‘gray water’ at Port Canaveral | Orlando Sentinel