Sludge disposal passes the smell test

Getting rid of thousands of wet tons of sludge each year – also known as biosolids – isn’t as easy as flushing a toilet and watching it drain out of sight —beyond anyone’s smell. Pasco County is looking toward new technology and biosolids management company, Merrell Bros. Inc., to deliver a solution. Pasco County commissioners heard a presentation during a May 17 workshop regarding a … [Read more...]

Reclaimed water gets go-ahead

Pasco County commissioners have approved a $13 million reclaimed water project, with a 25-year lease agreement. Construction costs for the project will be shared with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, which is providing about $7 million, including an estimated $5 million for construction. The goals for the project are to provide the county with up to 5 million gallons of … [Read more...]