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Central Ohio Group Issues

This is a special article, August, 2003.

New Action Network Can Be Used For Sewer Plan Comments

http://ohio.sierraclubaction.org

By Bryan Clark, Conservation Program Coordinator

The poor management practices and improper planning of the Columbus Department of Sewers and Drains have led to the illegal discharge of raw sewage into our streams, rivers and basements. Itís time for the City of Columbus to do its job and stop sewage overflows now - for our families, for our future.

Problem:
Raw sewage is a serious health threat, yet the City of Columbus has allowed illegal sewage spills for years. Instead of fixing the problem, the City has spent our money on risky sewer expansions. As a result, there have been over 10,000 reported cases of sewer back-ups in Columbus basements over the past five years, exposing our neighbors to diseases like E. coli and Hepatitis C.

Solution:
The City of Columbus must work with the Sierra Club and other concerned citizens to negotiate an effective and enforceable sewer investment plan. Itís time for Mayor Coleman to stop sewage overflows Ė for our families, for our future.

Action Needed:
Please contact Mayor Coleman today and ask him to join with Columbus residents to create a sewer plan that works. You can take action online by signing up as an e-Action volunteer at http://ohio.sierraclubaction.org

Bryan Clark
Conservation Program Coordinator
Sierra Club - Ohio Chapter
36 West Gay Street, Suite 314
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Office: 614.461.0734
Fax: 614.461.0730

Please contact Mayor Coleman today
 

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