Title

In the late 1980s, Portland pumped around 720 million gallons of combined raw se

Authors

Laura Conaway

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

10-2-1997

Pages

1, 10-13

Abstract

In the late 1980s, Portland pumped around 720 million gallons of combined raw sewage and rainwater into Casco Bay annually, while South Portland flushed around 700 million gallons of untreated water annually. Portland plans to spend $20 million on sewer upgrades over the next five years, and faces another $50 million in repairs. City officials plan to pay for the upgrades by increasing sewer rates, and say they aren't happy about asking residents to spend their money on expensive sewer improvements that are mandated by state and federal law. South Portland has already spent $18 million on sewer improvements, and city officials say residents want to limit discharges and clean up Casco Bay, even if it is expensive. Details.

Subjects

Pollution of rivers, harbors, etc, Sewage, Sewerage -- Portland, Sewerage -- South Portland

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