Clean Water legislation makes sense

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Clean Water legislation makes sense

Ironton Tribune — Although the federal legislation dubbed The Clean Water Affordability Act would certainly address water we drink, it could have a big impact locally on how Ironton and other communities get rid of their water.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat representing Ohio, proposed this law, one that we hope his fellow legislators approve because it could have a massive impact on the city of Ironton and its residents.

One of the primary components of the federal legislation is the relief it could provide to municipalities dealing with aging combined sewer overflow systems like Ironton’s.

Several years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency mandated that communities put plans into place that eliminate systems that allow for stormwater and wastewater to mix and be discharged into the environment, a costly proposition for which the government did not provide any funding.

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