Should State Fix Leaking Sewer Pipes?

17 Mar, 2014

By theLoop

beach, no swimming

Save the Sound‘s editorial in the New York Times Friday underscores the need for the State to pitch in, via the Environmental Protection Fund, to “repair decrepit sewer pipes leaking sewage during rainstorms, a particularly dire problem in older Long Island Sound communities like Port Chester, Mamaroneck and New Rochelle.”

“As a result, the county health department bans swimming at 10 beaches each time it rains over a half-inch within 24 hours, preventing Westchester residents from waters that the Clean Water Act mandates should be swimmable and fishable.”

What do you think?



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