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Chattanooga Civics: Solving The City’s Sewer Problems

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Chattanooga Civics

Overflowing sewers are much rarer today than they were 10 years ago in Chattanooga.

In 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency took legal action against the City of Chattanooga, so that the City would make improvements to keep wastewater out of the Tennessee River.

Since then, the City has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into sewer improvements.

Nathan Bird from Chattanooga Civics sat down with the head of the City’s Wastewater Department to learn why the consent decree happened - and how Chattanooga is solving its sewer problems.

Check out Chattanooga Civics - Nathan Bird’s podcast - wherever you get your podcasts.

Our thanks to him - and Mary Helen Montgomery of The Enterprise Center, home to the civic storytelling project Chattamatters.

For more, visit chattamatters.com.

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