Curbelo Secures $3 million in Funding for Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Program

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Washington, February 10, 2016 | comments

Florida Keys, Florida—Today, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would provide $3 million in funding towards the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Program (FKWQIP). This announcement comes less than two months after Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) led a bi-partisan letter to Assistant Secretary Darcy, urging her to give full and fair consideration to this critical project that directly benefits the Florida Keys. 

“I am extremely pleased to hear that the Army Corps of Engineers will be devoting $3 million in funding towards the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Program for FY16. This project is vital to improving upon the deteriorating sewage system in the ecologically sensitive area of the Florida Keys. Replacing this outdated sewage system will not only help the residents and tourists living in or visiting the Keys, but will also benefit our diverse wildlife and National Marine Sanctuary ecosystem. Today I called Secretary Darcy to offer our continued bi-partisan support and thank her for making this project a priority. I will continue to be a champion for FKWQIP funding; fighting to preserve our natural treasures in the Florida Keys is of the utmost importance."

To view a copy of the letter sent by Rep. Curbelo and the seven Members of the South Florida delegation, please click here.

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