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PROTECTING NEIGHBORHOODS AND RIVERS FROM SEWAGE OVERFLOWS ENTERS FINAL PHASE

Janaury 28, 2020 – At its regular meeting today, the Board of Public Works approved a funding ordinance to move forward with the last phase of the 18-year federal requirement to improve our sewer system.  A $380 million investment to protect our rivers, support our neighborhoods and prepare the community for the future will continue for the next six years.

In 2008, Fort Wayne faced the daunting task of meeting the federally unfunded mandates under an agreement with the United States Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Today’s plan calls for a rate adjustment of approximately 5% in each of the next five years to fund the next phase of improvements required from the Consent Decree. The plan will be before the City Council next month.

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