Lynne Bonnett on advocacy, justice, and sewage in New Haven

Nov 19th, 2013 | By | Category: General

The New Haven Environmental Justice Network is an all-volunteer advocacy organization.

“One issue we are currently involved with is sewage control. In certain neighborhoods – those that still have combined pipes for residential sewage and stormwater – all of the rain falling on impervious surfaces goes into the combined sewer pipe and is pumped across the harbor to the East Shore. Sometimes it overflows into the rivers. In addition, a large part of the city is “partially separated,” which means that the drainage from their private property goes into the sewage pipe. That is one of the sources of the overflow into the rivers.”

For more on this story, visit: Fridays in the Field #6: Lynne Bonnett on advocacy, justice, and sewage in New Haven | Green Cities Blue Waters.

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