To the editor:
As we read it, the facts are as follows:
– Lake Okeechobee and its tributaries are hopelessly polluted, and
– There is a water-cleansing facility south of Lake Okeechobee, operated by public funds, but
– U.S. Sugar runoff already uses the full capacity of that facility, therefore
– Polluted water from Lake Okeechobee is flushed down the Caloosahatchee to avoid overfilling Lake Okeechobee!
– To stop this, an additional cleaning facility is needed, with an outlet to the south, but
– There is now no plan and timetable to construct that facility and outlet, and
– No branch of state or federal government, or prospective candidate, is taking any action to get that done!
– Who will do that job?