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Updated: 07/15/2017 08:30:01AM

Officials: Spring Lake sewer plant has to be replaced

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SEBRING — Spring Lake Improvement District will have to remove its wastewater treatment plant and replace it before 2018.

The district is on track to meet that requirement from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Supervisors have approved a 7.5-acre wooded site at the east end of Spring Lake between Duane Palmer Boulevard and U.S. 98, where the plant will be obscured by buffers, berms and vegetation, district officials said. Project opponent Bob Fromhartz still questions its capacity, cost and the transparency of the process.

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