I have been along time advocate for clean water and a former national Sierra Club board member. I know from my own family’s experience, that people get sick and even die from sewage borne pathogens. Right here where I live in Cincinnati Ohio, over 5 billion gallons of sewage overflow into the Ohio River each year, just from Mill Creek. I need your help to keep sewage out of our streams. Please send your thoughts to USEPA about the affect dirty water has on you and urge them to adopt Sierra Club’s recommendations for the Lower Mill Creek.
Thank you for your help.
You can comment on this plan on usepa’s website or emailing them to Region 5. Comments must be received by Feb 10, 2013.
You can read the Comments LMCPR Feb 1 2013 SCs or refer to the following points:
- The plan should be amended to maximize the use of green infrastructure and to make sure the “daylighting of Mill Creek”, proposed in MSD’s Master Plan, is truly a natural stream with a functioning ecosystem, not have most of the flow in a pipe to Mill Creek.
- Increase water monitoring to insure the project meets the goal of achieving water quality standards as cost-effectively as possible.
- Make sure any discharge of stormwater reduces stormwater to the maximum extent practical
- increase the amount of storage & use of green infrastructure in Kings Run so that residents no longer have raw sewage flowing through their property.
- Urge USEPA to adopt Sierra Club’s recommendations on the plan.
Thank you !
CSO 5 at the mouth of what used to be Lick Run discharges about 1 billion gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater annually to Mill Creek. It is time to stop this outrage !