Piney Point on Manatee County Commission agenda Tuesday morning

Piney Point on Manatee County Commission agenda Tuesday morning
The 77-acre Piney Point reservoir is located in Manatee County. (Source: CNN, WFTS)

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - The Manatee County Commission will discuss the Piney Point reservoir leaks at its commission meeting Tuesday morning.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at the Manatee County Commission chambers in downtown Bradenton.

According to the meeting materials posted on their website, commissioners will discuss a request for funds to hire a consultant for the design and permitting process for a deep-injection well to dispose of the hundreds of thousands of gallons of hazardous water leaking from the Piney Point facility.

Charlie Hunsaker, the county’s director of parks and natural resources, made the request, noting the state Department of Environmental Protection has already given the county permission to use state emergency funds to drill the well.

The commission will also vote on extending the existing state of emergency, declared April 1.

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