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Seweage Pollution, Hillsborough Bay, Seagrass, Alga, Caulerpa prolifera


This is the fourteenth annual report submitted to the FDEP to satisfy the requirements set forth in Reclaimed Water and Effluent Limitations and Monitoring Requirements condition #10 of the Howard F. Curren WWTP operation permit FL0020940-001-DW1P.

The City of Tampa, Department of Sanitary Sewers, Bay Study Group (BSG), created in 1976, has monitored the effects of pollution abatement that occurred in Hillsborough Bay when the Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (formerly Hookers Point Wastewater Treatment Plant) was upgraded to secondary treatment in 1978 and advanced treatment in 1979. During the mid 1980's, water quality improvements and evidence of minor seagrass revegetation in Hillsborough Bay prompted the BSG to initiate a seagrass study to compliment other programs assessing the environmental status of Hillsborough Bay.