Sewers en Focus on Business: Fixing Lexington's Sewer Problems <p>For years, hard rains in Lexington have caused sanitary and storm water sewer systems to overflow into streams and even homes.</p><p>These illegal “Sanitary Sewer Overflows,” are the basis of a 2006 lawsuit filed against the city by the Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Kentucky. A 2011 Consent Decree gives Lexington 10 years to fix the problem.&nbsp;</p><p>The agreement requires the city to establish a Capacity Assurance Program (CAP). It was developed by a seven-member task force that produced 19 recommendations for a plan submitted early this year to the EPA.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:19:58 +0000 John Hingsbergen 51704 at Lexington Sewer Assistance <p><br /><font><font size="2">In April, over 12 inches of rain fell on parts of central Kentucky.&nbsp; That runoff, on 22 occasions, flooded the city&rsquo;s pump stations for 24 hours or more.&nbsp; And the city says some of that raw sewage backed up into over 20 homes.&nbsp; Lexington is working on a permanent fix but it could take another decade. Urban County Councilmember Doug Martin says some homeowners can&rsquo;t wait that long.</font></font> Thu, 05 May 2011 13:36:58 +0000 Stu Johnson, WEKU 2946 at Lexington Sewer Assistance