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Estero Plans to Deal with Fecal Matter

By Vladimirorlov - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15514994
Drain emptying into the Estero River

A new septic-to-sewer program in Estero is hoped to reduce the amount of fecal matter that pollutes the village's waterways.

The News-Press reports fifteen communities will be impacted and the price tag is currently at $40 million. National civil engineering firm Woodard and Curran have been hired to facilitate the program, including helping to find grant funding for the project. A recent Florida Gulf Coast University study found fecal matter contamination in the Estero River, a popular place for water recreation.