April 1, 2008

Tuesday Headlines: Waste on the Shores of Portland, Oregon

Posted in Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin at 10:50 am by bengann

Overloaded storm drains in Portland, Oregon are being blamed for sewage waste found Saturday along the shores of Frenchman’s Bar Park

Residents of Holland, Michigan are said to be at no additional risk from an estimated 80,000 gallons of untreated sewage that overflowed into a lake last week

Two members of the Springfield, Illinois Metro Sanitary District board are pushing back against criticism that the public was not given sufficient notice of meetings in which a near-quadrupling of sewer rates was considered. A 393 percent increase, to be implemented incrementally beginning starting in May and continuing through 2016, was approved a week ago

In Wisconsin, the Chippewa Falls treatment plant needs an upgrade. The cost to upgrade the entire facility will be about $3 million over a 20-year span

A group of Lorena, Texas residents want to stop a wastewater treatment plant from being built in their neighborhood


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