On April 23, 2019, the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners rejected a highly controversial easement for the misguided construction of the John’s Island wastewater effluent pipeline in the Lagoon.
But, the media has since reported that John’s Island has said: “they will be bringing this project back.”
Your signature on the petition is still needed!
John’s Island Water Management (a private utility company in operation solely for the John’s Island community and its golf courses) is pressing Indian River County for a highly controversial easement over Hole-in-the-Wall Island despite the easement having been flatly rejected by the island’s owner.
Unfortunately, the Indian River County attorney may continue to take this highly controversial easement to the Board of County Commissioners for approval at a future date. (The county taking an action like this for the use of a private entity is unprecedented.)
The proposal of the John’s Island wastewater effluent pipeline to be constructed under and across the Lagoon is an environmental risk to the estuary both in its construction and operation. This risk can be easily be avoided by connecting to infrastructure that is already in place.
Please Help Us Stop This Pipeline From Being Drilled Under & Across The Lagoon We Love & Cherish. SaveTheIRL.org!
Indian River County commissioners reject plan for wastewater line under Indian River Lagoon
TCPalm, April 23, 2019
Indian River Co. commissioners deny easement to build pipeline under Indian River Lagoon
WPTV, April 23, 2019
Controversial pipeline under Indian River Lagoon delayed by Indian River County Commission
TCPalm, March 5, 2019
No John’s Island wastewater effluent pipe in the lagoon
Opinion, TCPalm, Feb. 18, 2019
John’s Island wastewater pipeline under Indian River Lagoon rejected by mosquito control
TCPalm, Sept. 11, 2018
Residents of The Shores worry about safety of pipeline that will carry reuse water under lagoon to John’s Island
VeroNews.com, July 19, 2018