Council asks EPA, Federal Judge to modify Consent Decree

July 28, 2015

Saying they only want Akron to be treated the same as other Ohio cities making repairs to old sewers, City Council passed a resolution Monday evening asking the EPA and Department of Justice to allow the city to implement green solutions and eliminate unnecessary projects in the Akron Waterways Renewed sewer separation plan. If the city’s new plan is approved, the administration estimates it will shave $300 million off the total cost of the repairs. Monday evening’s meeting was the last Council meeting before its Summer Recess. The next regularly scheduled meeting is September 14. 

July 27, 2015 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.