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Watergoat invention prevents trash flowing into Tampa Bay

Volunteers with Phi Theta Kappa (honor society club) with Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City campus clean single-use plastics from a Watergoat on Saturday (6/30/18) where it was strained from a stormwater drainage canal south of Ybor City next to the Selmon Expressway at the top of McKay Bay in Tampa. The array of netting and floatation, managed by Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, and adopted by Phi Theta Kappa (honor society club) with Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City campus, strains the water, which becomes laden each month with hundreds of pounds of trash which would otherwise end up in Tampa Bay transported through area storm drains. There are currently 81 water goats being used throughout the state of Florida, according to the device’s inventor, Mark Maksimowicz, of Crystal River. (July 2, 2018) DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD

Source: Tampa Bay Times

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