Iowa cities hope to avoid EPA fines by splitting sewers
March 7, 2008
One of the little-known stories in Iowa is how several large and medium-sized cities
in the state are going to have to spend huge sums of money replacing their sewer systems. Des Moines, for instance, is going to have to spend at least a quarter-million dollars
to separate its storm sewers from its sanitary sewers. Rebuilding Interstate 235 through the city, by comparison, cost $429 million
, so the scale of the sewer-separation project is quite similar. The DNR says several of the communities being targeted by Federal authorities may not be able to complete those projects in time to avoid EPA fines.
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last revised March 2008