Tuesday, September 27, 2005

State sheds light on Sewage

The above is an actual headline from the Indianapolis Star. My first impulse is to laugh, but that quickly passed when I read this:

The combined sewers in Indianapolis overflow more than 60 times a year and dump about 6 billion gallons of untreated wastewater into waterways in older parts of the city.

Also, just last week the Belmont Wastewater Treatment Plant in Indianapolis had an incident where 16.3 million gallons of sewage entered our waterways.

IDEM's weekly sewer overflow update. This might come in handy the next time your Dad calls you up to say "Hey, let's go fishing in the Wabash River this weekend".

And my family is going to have a "freshwater" fish fry this year for my birthday. Gross.

2 Comments:

Blogger fatrobot said...

but it will be birthday sewage!

September 27, 2005  
Blogger Jim said...

Great. We live in an "older" part of the city (Meridian Park). Thank God that we have a water cooler at home.

September 28, 2005  

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