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Seminole County struggling to fill wastewater operation positions

Seminole County is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to have a consulting group identify gaps in staffing, and maintenance issues, at the county’s water and wastewater treatment plants.

WFTV investigative reporter Karla Ray found out that effort was launched right after the former environmental services director resigned in the fall of 2018.

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Consulting firm CH2M is being paid nearly $270,000 to complete two separate analyses; one on maintenance and another on staffing. WFTV found at least 16 open positions, despite warnings from the same consulting group during a different paid analysis in the spring of 2018.