Brown Construction fined $2M for Midway Raw Sewage

Posted on January 10, 2022 by Romi White

The Florida Department of Environmental Preoction is issuing fines related to a sewage contamination incident which started a nightmare for some residents around Soundside Drive in Midway. 

Brown Construction must pay a $2,045,846 fine, per a news report from WEAR ABC 3.

That report goes on to say the City of Gulf Breeze has the option to pay a $1,000,000 fine or complete a project in these categories: 

  • environmental enhancement;
  • environmental restoration; 
  • capital or facility improvement; or 
  • donation of environmentally-sensitive land. 

If a project is chosen in lieu of paying the fine, that project must be approved by FDEP and valued at 1.5 times the fine amount.

Likewise, Midway Water System has a similar choice to pay a $220,000 fine or complete a project in the aforementioned categories at 1.5 times the fine amount.

Additionally, Midway Water System must pay $5,000 in expenses incurred for the FDEP investigation.

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