The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that as many as 75,000 sewers overflow across the country, contaminating numerous lakes and rivers with untreated sewage.
In 2015, the city of Columbus enacted Blueprint Columbus to help eliminate the problem of sewage overflows by reducing the amount of stormwater that gets into the sewers.
As part of Blueprint Columbus, rain gardens were installed in Clintonville to curb stormwater runoff. So far, they seem to be effective.
Today on All Sides, we discuss managing city runoff in Columbus.