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Plumbing company looking to treat human waste on farmland changes plans after backlash

A plumbing company looking to treat human waste near the Little Manatee River is now changing its plans after intense community backlash.

Chris' Plumbing wants to treat up to 100,000 gallons per day of human waste and grease on a farmland between 301 and State Road 674. However, opponents say it is far too close for comfort to the wetlands. Meanwhile, the company's newly hired expert says there's no danger.

For the first time we're hearing from Chris' Plumbing.While the owner of the same name refused an on-camera interview he did allow ABC Action News to speak with his environmental scientist.

For months the company has been tweaking a permit that would allow them to bring waste from porta potties and septic tanks to a quiet farmland.