Get money to upgrade local sewers into the federal pipeline

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Once again, Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown and George Voinovich want to toss a life preserver to overwhelmed communities facing double-digit sewer cost increases in the next five years.

This time, the entire Ohio delegation ought to pitch in to give Congress a push.

Brown and Voinovich want the federal government to contribute $1.8 billion over the next five years to help communities pay for federally mandated sewer upgrades. The feds pay 75 percent; the communities pay 25 percent.

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