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Akron Beacon Journal: Akron Resolves Sewer Lawsuit
October 22, 2009, 8:36 am
Filed under: News

Akron resolves sewer lawsuit: Customers might see rates double or triple
By Phil Trexler and Bob Downing
EDT, Oct 15, 2009

Akron’s sewer customers can expect higher rates over the next two decades now that the city has resolved a lawsuit with the federal EPA.
The city this week reached a tentative agreement in U.S. District Court that probably ends the lawsuit that sought to eliminate Akron’s greatest environmental problem: sewer system overflows that pollute local waterways.
The agreement — not yet ratified nor publicly released in full — calls for sewer-system renovations to be completed within 19 years, far fewer than the 30 years the city had been seeking.
In the end, sewer customers might see rates double or triple as the city pays an estimated $370 million in remaining sewer projects.

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