Re: NANFA-L-- The myth of restoration?

Bruce Stallsmith (
Fri, 06 May 2005 09:42:36 -0400

My god, you still allow CSOs? Those were the single worst contributor to
severe pollution episodes in Boston Harbor before the massive re-engineering
and clean-up of the '90s. A normal rain event would basically flush all of
the toilets in metro Boston into the Harbor. You had to see it to believe it
(unfortunately, I did. . .).

--Bruce Stallsmith
at the moment,-in-the mouth of Mobile Bay
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>A big water quality problem in Toledo is CSO, combined sewer overflows,
>where if we get 1/2 inch of rain or more, the "combined sewers" (sanitary
>and storm) overload the system and raw waste gets dumped directly to our
>urban streams. Yucky stuff.
>Sorry for the long post, but I had to chime in.

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