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MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
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The Delray Beach pipe, which went into service in 1964, discharged about nine million gallons of treated sewage a day one mile off Atlantic Avenue, at a depth of about 90 feet.


The sewage treatment plant in Delray Florida, sending an average of 13 million gallons of partly treated wastewater onto endangered corals and reef tract, will now be the first outfall of six in South Florida to discontinue the practice of dumping over the next few years. April 1st, the outfall pipe carrying the waste of Delray and Boynton Beach residents was turned off for regular use. The decision was the culmination of a four-year struggle led by the nonprofit Palm Beach County Reef Rescue and more recently the assistance of the Palm Beach County Surfrider Chapter to draw attention to the effects of the outfall on the nearby coral reef system, which has been suffocating in recent years under a pollution-fed toxic algae bloom. Local member Kerri Smith lead the campaign overseeing legal research, outreach and education.

Check out this video footage of the sewage outfall pipe shutting down.