When you flush, do you know where the wastewater goes? How about where that sewer line ultimately ends?
It is out of sight, and often out of mind. Yet across Michigan, our decaying and outdated sewers are the source of growing problems.
In fact, there’s a town hall meeting about that very issue tonight. State Reps. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Twp., and Kevin Hertel, D-St. Clair Shores, want to hear from people about the chronic water pollution and sewer overflow that plagues homeowners and beaches along Lake St. Clair.
But this isn’t only a problem for communities near Lake St. Clair, or for the nearly 40% of Michiganders whose drinking water may be affected by the problems there.
Ronald Brenke, executive director of both the Michigan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan, joined Stateside today to explain what exactly the statewide infrastructure problem entails.