Lots of communities in Indiana ‒ 105, to be exact ‒ are working to reduce their combined sewer overflows right now in a variey of ways – from large storage tunnels to do-it-yourself rain gardens. But why are we seeing so many of these public works projects now?
More than 100 of Indiana’s sewage systems need improvements to comply with federal standards, and the Environmental Protection Agency has sued many cities and towns over sewage overflow problems. Some cities are building new sewage overflow tunnels to fix the problem.
While the country has rallied around ugly brown lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan, Lee Florea has led Hoosier students along Indiana river and creek-banks to show them that water quality issues aren’t always that easy to see.
Citizens Energy Group says some customers may notice a temporary chlorine or “swimming pool” smell in their water; but the utility company says the tap water is still safe to drink and meets all regulatory requirements.
Hoosiers "in the know" are getting their answers from the show that does the talking: "Indiana Week In Review." You may tune in for the news, but you'll stay for the no-holds-barred debate and discussion. A look at issues facing...