New EPA rules could be costly to Florida businesses

Sewer plants and stormwater systems in Florida could need costly upgrades under new statewide limits set by the EPA on the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus that can flow into waters. The criteria will represent the first time that quantitative limits for nitrogen and phosphorus been set on the state's rivers, lakes and estuaries as the EPA works to prevent excess algae that can cloud water and consume dissolved oxygen, killing fish and posing a threat to public health with red tides and other dangerous algae blooms.

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