Stormwater Mitigation Isn’t Sexy Enough?

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Nasty Delays Cause Health Issues

When the Madeira Beach Commission was commending City Manager Crawford, because he said the city hall complex was under budget at $11 million dollars (which was actually estimated at $10 million when the city was borrowing money to build) the Commissioners overlooked the fact that their new complex was going to again delay dealing with Nasty Stormwater problems that plague the city.

Stormwater Is Only Part of the Problem

The stormwater problem might not be too bad – except for the fact that we know that the stormwater gets mixed with the sewer and this is a serious health risk.   

See Sewer Overflow during Colin – at 14021 Vivian Drive in Madeira Beach

This problem has been discussed before, during and again now after the new Madeira Beach ‘Taj Mahal’ was built…  

And YET the city ignores the stormwater problem – because they spent all the money glorifying City Manager Crawford, and adding to the list of things that the Mayor and his buddies on the Commission can take credit for.

While a pretty photo, the water in the street belies the hidden ecoll and other contaminants which affects particularly our residents with compromised immune systems. But it's unhealthy for everyone!

While a pretty photo, the water in the street belies the hidden ecoli bacteria and other contaminants that are unhealthy for everyone – but particularly our residents with compromised immune systems.

Stormwater is not sexy enough to be addressed, is it?  They say that the problem can’t be solved.  Well, tell the Netherlands that!  They are below sea level and do NOT have these types of problems.. 

Flooding on Boca Ciega Ave, from Tropical Storm Colin

This was not a big storm, nor did it hit directly.  And this flooding is probably contaminated with sewage everywhere you see it!  

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