Ready for the Next Storm

Coastal community protects sensitive environment thanks to a new approach to system monitoring.

Ready for the Next Storm

Apalachicola City Manager Travis Wade works closely with William Cox, the city’s lead wastewater plant operator, to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the sanitary sewer system. (Photography by David Adlerstein)

One of the oldest port cities in the state of Florida (est. 1831), Apalachicola is known as the oyster capital of the world. The health of that and other fisheries depends greatly on the quality of water flowing from the Apalachicola River into Apalachicola Bay.

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