August 30, 2017
2798 Overseas Hwy.
August 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Marathon Community Park
Monroe County Mayor George Neugent will host the celebration to commemorate the completion of the major wastewater systems throughout the Keys. Rep. Holly Raschein, Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Cissy Proctor and other officials and staff from the County, Keys’ municipalities, wastewater systems operators and state agencies will attend. The State of Florida issued Monroe County a mandate in 1998 to install central sewer systems throughout the island chain due to deteriorating nearshore waters. For a small county with challenging island geography, it was a daunting task. Twenty years later, and with a price tag at nearly $1 billion for the cost of construction of the wastewater plants and systems and the tens of thousands of residential and business hook ups, all the major systems are complete.