Charlotte County summit to address water quality, red tide contributors

Published: March 4, 2022 5:12 AM EST
Updated: March 4, 2022 2:23 PM EST
Red tide in Charlotte County. WINK News

Charlotte County leaders want to fill community members in on some of the water quality initiatives they’ve been working on, like when it comes to red tide.

But they also want to give community members a chance to ask questions and learn about the ways they themselves can help improve water quality in the county.

Brandon Moody, the water quality manager for Charlotte County said the last water quality summit was in 2019, so, it was time for another one.

On Monday, county leaders are going to discuss the drivers for water quality in Charlotte Harbor and what the county is doing to understand and predict changes to water quality in that area.

They’re also going to talk about the countless partnerships the county has to help monitor, improve and protect water quality and natural habitats in Charlotte County.

“Really the highlights involve three major things that the county has been involved in septic to sewer conversion activities,” Moody explained. “We’ll also talk a little bit about our movement towards advanced wastewater treatment for at least a couple of the wastewater facilities in the county. And we’ll also talk a bit about water quality monitoring. We’re kicking off our water quality monitoring efforts, in the county later this year”

The summit will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, March 7, at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center at 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950.

You do not have to register to attend and you can submit questions for the summit now, just head to the One Charlotte, One Water website HERE.