wastewater study

FGCU professor uses wastewater to track COVID-19

An FGCU professor is using his expertise to track the virus. He’s studying wastewater before it’s recycled and what he found could give us a clue of where we are in our fight against COVID-19. Scott Michael is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at FGCU. He monitored COVID-19 found in wastewater from […]

Charlotte utilities

1 million gallons of untreated wastewater spilled in Charlotte County

A million gallons of untreated wastewater spilled in a Southwest Florida county as crews were working to improve the area’s sewage system. The Charlotte County Utilities director says that when crews worked on a new sewage system, they noticed pressures in their pipe system looked wrong. When they shut things down, built-up pressure caused a […]

Failing Fort Myers wastewater system could cause major sewage spill

Fort Myers leaders have learned the equipment inside the City’s wastewater system is failing, which could lead to a catastrophic sewage spill. This comes after Mayor Kevin Anderson and Fort Myers City Council were already dealing with more than $500,000 in fines due to Florida Department of Environmental Protection determining the City failed to address […]

Mayor wants independent investigation of Fort Myers’ wastewater management

Fort Myers Mayor Kevin Anderson is calling for an independent investigation into the City’s wastewater management. Fort Myers City Council learned Tuesday night equipment at the wastewater plants are failing. Anderson asked the director of public works if the City is in imminent danger of a catastrophic sewage spill, but the director could not answer […]