sewage | WOSU Radio

sewage

A new report examining water accessibility in “water-rich” Ohio shows affordability is an issue for residents in both urban and rural areas.

The study from the Alliance for the Great Lakes and Ohio Environmental Council shows that while water costs are essentially the same across the state, households in lower income brackets have more difficulty paying for service.

In nearly 80 percent of Ohio communities, a month of basic water and sewer service costs more than eight hours of minimum-wage labor, according to the report.

Managing Sewage Runoff

Nov 11, 2019
Sewer cover
Greg Reese / Pixabay

Sewage overflow is an issue in the U.S.

The EPA estimates that each year as many as 75,000 sanitary sewers overflow across the country, dumping untold gallons of untreated sewage into U.S. Waterways. 

Managing Sewage Runoff

Oct 8, 2019

Sewage overflow is an issue in the U.S.

The EPA estimates that each year as many as 75,000 sanitary sewers overflow across the country, dumping untold gallons of untreated sewage into U.S. Waterways. 

The City of Columbus in 2005 adopted a plan to address the overflow by expanding the size of the sewers.

A decade later, the city changed course, deciding instead to reduce the amount of storm water before it reaches the sewers.

Rain gardens play a big role.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: sewer runoff and rain gardens.