Fri June 7, 2013
Earth Calendar for June 7th and June 8th
The U.S. EPA has approved an innovative plan for the control of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in the city of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio.
The plan is good news for Cincinnati residents and for communities along the Ohio River. Not only will the plan ensure that significant volumes of polluted stormwater and raw sewage are kept out of local waterways, but it will also cost less than more traditional approaches, saving money for ratepayers and the city. The plan establishes priorities to address communities’ most serious water quality problems and promotes cost-effective, innovative solutions to reduce pollution. Specific components include separating sewers to keep rainwater out of the combined sewer system and use of green infrastructure to manage rainwater diverted from the combined system. It will also create a green corridor that will convey stormwater runoff to Mill Creek in the Fairmount neighborhood of Cincinnati. The corridor will also include a floodway that will help prevent flooding of local streets, homes and businesses during extreme rain events. The plan is expected to save more than $150 million. For more information about the plan please visit the website
On Our Calendar: Join Grailville for a day of nature and art! Bring friends and family for a day of community and nature with artist and naturalist, Amy Tuttle. The day will include clearing trails of debris, digging and installing water bars and installing trail art. Saturday, June 15th, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm for more information please visit the website.