HARRISON TOWNSHIP (WWJ) — Sometimes called the crown jewel of Macomb County, Lake St. Clair and its ongoing high pollution problem was discussed this evening at a town hall meeting in Harrison Township.

Democrat State Representative Kevin Hertel and Republican Representative Peter Lucido co-hosted the event on Monday evening. Those two and residents asked questions to members of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality on how they can improve the lake’s condition.

Hertel caught up with WWJ Newsradio 950 after the meeting and offered his suggestions on how to fix this issue.

“Separate the sewer systems and build treatment plants that can handle what we are throwing at it,” Hertel said. “We know that is expensive so we need to all come together. Every level of government — the local level all the way to the federal level — to talk about these issues and figure out the best path forward because in 20 years we can not still be talking about the same issues.”

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