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Florida Chamber and FAU-Harbor Branch Unveil Water Quality Research Addressing Septic Tank Runoff in St. Lucie Estuary


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The Florida Chamber of Commerce today unveiled its fifth in a series of water education videos during a press conference with Florida Atlantic University–Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Research Professor Dr. Brian Lapointe, Representative Gayle Harrell (R-Stuart) and Senator Debbie Mayfield (R-Melbourne).

The video, highlighting important research produced by Dr. Lapointe, further demonstrates why following science-based research is important to securing Florida’s water future, and sheds light on the algae blooms on the St. Lucie Estuary that followed unusually heavy rainfall in the winter and spring of 2016.

“When it comes to securing Florida’s future, there are few issues more important than water. With six million more people expected to call Florida home by 2030, science-based solutions are the only way to ensure Florida’s water future is sustainable, and provides the quality of life Floridians and our visitors deserve,” said Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Also joining today’s video unveiling was Representatives Thad Altman (R-Indialantic), Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay) and Larry Lee (D-Port St. Lucie).

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Florida’s Water Future is a series of educational videos solely focused on ensuring Florida’s water future is sustainable and provides the quality of life Floridians and visitors deserve. Watch the full series here.

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