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
Conservation Program Coordinator
Sierra Club - Ohio Chapter
36 West Gay Street, Suite 314
Columbus, Ohio 43215