The Peoples Water Board holds its meeting the second
Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at the Cass Corridor
Commons at 4605 Cass Ave. Enter off of Forest.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Detroit Free Press Article on DWSD

Report faults Detroit for sewers
City ranked worst in Great Lakes region

The billions of gallons of untreated sewage and industrial waste that spew out of metro Detroit's aging sewer system are increasingly endangering drinking water, damaging ecosystems and causing record beach closures, according to a study released Monday by a coalition of environmental groups.

Since 2009, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department dumped 34 billion gallons of untreated sewage and dirty storm water into the Detroit and Rouge rivers, more than any city in the eight-state Great Lakes region, according to the report's author, Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, an alliance of more than 100 environmental groups.

Read more: Report faults Detroit for sewers | | Detroit Free Press

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