Water-Related News

$3 million budgeted for environmental improvements in SWFL

FORT MYERS – Southwest Florida’s waterways are being flooded with state money for some big environmental projects.

The state budget is sprinkled with $3-million dollars for projects that include cleaning up the water and a variety of environmental projects.

A total of $1-million alone will go toward a project that would take stormwater from Fort Myers and transport it under the Caloosahatchee River and deliver it to the city of Cape Coral.

Fort Myers is getting slated to receive $350,000 to modernize the city’s stormwater infrastructure in the growing midtown area.

Sanibel Island will get $375,000 to expand its sewage system.

$2.3 million will help Everglades City replace their entire sewage system which has faced numerous problems in recent years.