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Siesta Key residents pumped over sewage plant demolition

Residents of the Siesta Isles neighborhood have waterfront homes on a quiet part of the Key, away from the busier Siesta Key Village or the public beach.

Residents such as Lorie Tiernay and her husband bought their homes with the idea of spending much of their time outside.

They never imagined the years-long struggle they’d have to endure as the county made plans to decommission the nearby wastewater treatment facility.

Tiernay bought her home in November 2015 and expected the plant to stop functioning by Christmas. But it’s only now, in February, that the plant is almost ready to stop functioning and wastewater will go through a pump station to a mainland treatment plant.