STUART, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott is committing $40 million to finishing construction on a storm water treatment project by the St. Lucie River.
The governor is making the announcement Tuesday during a tour of the river.
Scott says the $40 million investment from Florida will speed up the completion date of the project which he says will protect the water quality in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries.
He says the dumping of polluted water there has led to fish kills and toxic water.
Scott says the federal Army Corps of Engineers hasn't done its part in maintaining the Lake Okeechobee dike system.