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EPA order to fix sewers to cost Lexington $600 million over several years
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 21, 2013 5:01 AM EDT
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says the city is beginning the first of more than 80 sanitary sewer improvement projects.
Gray says the projects are the "most significant investment in the environment in our history."
The city is required to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows, which occur when the sanitary sewer line is blocked, or when storm water enters the sewer line and overloads the system.
Charles Martin, director of the Division of Water Quality, says five pumping stations have already been replaced.