Friday, November 12, 2010

Sewer matters

Way back when I was a newspaper reporter, I claimed the unofficial World Sewer Writing Championshipf or three consecutive years (1984 through 1986) because of all the articles I wrote from communities in Lawrence County, Ohio, struggling to build wastewater (the delicate name) treatment systems or to make their existing systems operate within the law.

Now I see Evansville, Indiana, has signed a consent decree over problems it has had with its system that combines storm runoff with sanitary sewer flow. More communities along the Ohio River will have to face this longstanding problem, I would say.