Evansville and federal officials work to curb sewer overflows
Evansville and federal officials are working on a deal to curb combined sewer overflows. Evansville and other cities have until May 31st to finalize a plan with the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA officials want 90% of the overflow eliminated in 20 years, but the city wants 30 years to keep sewer rates from increasing too rapidly. Water and Sewer Utility Director Allen Mounts says they will hold public hearings to give updates about the project as the May deadline approaches.