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Ohio Greenlights $2.5 Billion Wet Weather Plan for Columbus

Ohio Greenlights $2.5 Billion Wet Weather Plan for Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 4, 2009 (ENS) – Columbus residents can expect a decrease in sewer overflows and basement backups after rains and snowmelt once the city’s newly approved $2.5 billion wet weather management plan is completed. On Thursday, the Ohio EPA approved the city ‘s plan to control overflows from the sewer system and proposed…

One Mile of Grand Calumet River Gets $33 Million Cleanup

One Mile of Grand Calumet River Gets $33 Million Cleanup

HAMMOND, Indiana, October 27, 2008 (ENS) – Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Department of Natural Resources are joining forces in a $33 million effort to restore a little over one mile of the Grand Calumet River. The plan calls for the cleanup of…

Columbus, Ohio's $2.5 Billion Plan to Reduce Overflows

Columbus, Ohio's $2.5 Billion Plan to Reduce Overflows

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 21, 2008 (ENS) – The Ohio EPA is seeking public comments on its draft approval of the city of Columbus’ wet weather management plan. The sewer system in Ohio’s capital city currently discharges some 1.65 billion gallons of sewer overflow in a typical year. Under the new plan, by the year 2025,…

Clean Watersheds Could Cost $202 Billion Over 20 Years

Clean Watersheds Could Cost $202 Billion Over 20 Years

WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – A total of $202.5 billion is the nationwide capital investment needed to control wastewater pollution for up to a 20 year period, according to a new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Delivered to Congress this week, the 2004 Clean Watersheds Needs Survey summarizes the results…