A man walks along a grassy berm near the Ohio River across from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Leigh Taylor / Ohio Center For Investigative Juornalism

The city of Newport, Ky., is shaped on its north and west borders by the Ohio and Licking rivers. And while Newport hosts entertainment venues and a bourbon distillery bolstered by views of Cincinnati's skyline, its geography and history also create challenges. 

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.