Category Archives: Wastewater

Cross Key Letter

I saw this thoughtful letter by Howard Gelbman in the Free Press about the Cross Key/Monroe Park situation.  It’s an open letter to Governor Rick Scott.  Scott hasn’t been terribly sympathetic to the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (District) or to … Continue reading

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Change at the District – Looking Ahead

The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District board declined to renew the general manager’s contract last Tuesday.  There’s an article about it in the Keynoter/Reporter.  Nothing in the sad, old Free Press.  I guess we won’t hear from them until next … Continue reading

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Marathon Time Line

I saw this article in the Keynoter/Reporter a week back or so. A former city of Marathon department head filed a federal lawsuit against her old employer claiming harassment at City Hall and a smear campaign that resulted in her … Continue reading

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If the Governor Really Wants to Help…

Here’s what passes for “good” news in the Keys. The governor included $15 million in his budget for the Florida Keys.  Here’s an item from the Citizen and another from the Reporter/Keynoter.  Here’s what county commissioner David Rice had to … Continue reading

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Monroe Park Mess

  The Free Press covered the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District’s January 17th meeting.  Sounds interesting.  Robby Majeska was chosen as the replacement for Norm Higgins, who passed away unexpectedly in late December.  Majeska gave up his seat to run for … Continue reading

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Key Largo Wastewater – Grievance Policy

I had to chuckle over this story in the Reporter about the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District’s grievance policy.  They’re always having a spirited debate over something.  I think newly elected commissioner, Sue Heim, did a really good job of getting … Continue reading

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The Spin Machine – Under the Hood

Monroe County contributed a couple of items to the Blue Paper about capital projects in the Upper Keys.  This appears to be an offshoot of the county’s “Craptacular” spreadsheet deception strategy.  The idea is to hyper-focus attention on Upper Keys projects in … Continue reading

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PEER Follows Up On FKAA’s Fake Environmental Assessment

On this blog, I discuss the many ways in which Monroe County has failed the citizens and taxpayers.  Their extremely inappropriate “partnership” with the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) has resulted in unprecedented financial waste and struggling wastewater projects.  The … Continue reading

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Big Coppitt – In Trouble Again

Update:  I notice I’m getting a lot of hits on this post.  So I want to let people know where they can find the documents I’m looking at.  Here’s a link to FDEP’s Oculus website.  Click on “Public Oculus Login”. … Continue reading

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All Things Sewer

There have been a few sewer-related items in Keys media lately. First up is the flooding in Key Largo.  The high tides are causing problems with the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District’s (KLWTD) vacuum sewer system.  Crews are working overtime … Continue reading

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