WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
Sabal Trail admitted two years ago in Gilchrist County
that it had already retained the main contractors for pipeline installation.
Should a few temporary leftover jobs for local people be enough to outweigh
taking local property by eminent domain and gouging under our rivers and through
the most sensitive area of the Floridan Aquifer, source of all our drinking water?
Those are private venues, but they have public roads outside.
Lowndes County spilled sewage this time, a day after Valdosta fixed all its spills from last weekend.
Downstream it ends up in the Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers,
where people are already hopping mad because of Valdosta, and
not making a lot of distinctions among local governments up here.
The County Clerk told the VDT the “county does not forsee this as a reocurring event”, which is odd, since
it happened two years ago, and that time the City of Valdosta had to tell Lowndes County about it.
Just like that time, and unlike Valdosta, there’s nothing about this spill on Lowndes County’s
News Flash web page,
County Clerk’s web page,
Lowndes County Utilities web page.
Apparently the county only contacted selected news media,
not the public directly, and definitely not WWALS,
the Waterkeeper® Affiliate for the Withlacoochee River..
And the county only told the press three days after the sewer break.