Pipes running under the City of Springfield that combine waste and storm water have sometimes backed up into homes and businesses when overwhelmed by heavy rains.
Sewage ending up in the wrong place – especially in local waterways – has recently lead to hefty fines for some Midwest cities found in violation of the Clean Water Act.
Springfield’s Public Works Director Mark Mahoney tells Peter Gray how pressure from the Environmental Protection Agency could influence the discussion about a plan to spend roughly $55 million on the city’s waterworks over the next ten years:
[.mp3 – 6:18]
CLICK HERE if you missed Part One of our interview w/ Dir. Mahoney [streets, sidewalks]
CLICK HERE to read the Public Works Department’s Infrastructure Analysis (.pptx)