JACKSONVILLE Fla.-- Algae-causing pollution is a growing problem in the St. Johns River, threatening life and our economy.
It really makes our waterways a soupy mess, and it hurts property values and it hurts tourism," said St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman.
But there's new hope for the St. Johns; the EPA is in the process of drafting new regulations that would help stop harmful soils and natural wastes from running into the river.
"It's a shared cost, it's something all of us are out doing our own part, making sure we aren't putting too much fertilizer in our yards and using native plants," said Rinaman.
The specific rules have yet to be slated.
"That's what we'll have to continue to work through the technical documents to be able to fully answer that question," said Rinaman.
But the Riverkeeper tells us the regulations will be written with the public in mind.