For years, hard rains in Lexington have caused sanitary and storm water sewer systems to overflow into streams and even homes.
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.
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.
Tom Martin of the Lexington Herald Leader speaks with Margaret Levi, lawyer with the Lexington firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, and author of The Impact of Health Care Reform on Kentucky Employers, a 68-page booklet published by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Tune in for Tom Martin's Focus on Business reports Monday at 7:35 am and 5:45 pm on the WEKU Stations
Tom Martin, well known for his reports on the central Kentucky business scene, can now be heard on WEKU-FM. Martin’s “Focus on Business” report will air Mondays at 7:35 a.m. during Morning Edition and will be repeated on Mondays at 5:45 p.m. during All Things Considered.