Media Release

County Stormwater Assessment Featured on Alachua County Talks

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:30 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – A new edition of Alachua County Talks featuring an interview with Alachua County Environmental Protection Director Chris Bird premieres Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 11:30 p.m. The program focuses on Alachua County's Stormwater Assessment proposal, how it will impact citizens, and how it will improve our environment.

In speaking of the program, Alachua County Talks host Mark Sexton said, “Every day, pollutants found in stormwater runoff into our creeks, rivers and lakes, directly affecting our quality of life. The Alachua County Commission, County Environmental Protection and County Public Works are working hard to insure the proper steps are being taken to make our water is clean for people, plants and animals, while also making sure the proposed stormwater assessment is both equitable and effective.”

View the interview online.

The latest editions of Alachua County Talks air on Cox Channel 12 at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. every night except Thursday, and at 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. every day. Special or Regular County Commission and Gainesville City Commission meetings may preempt any showing.

View the complete Channel 12 Schedule.

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For more information, visit, email, or call the Stormwater Hotline at 352-264-6850.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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