Why is the Hammond Sanitary District looking for money from Munster, Highland, and Griffith for the "poop pit" on Columbia? Those towns have separated sewers, except for a few streets, at most. And the few streets with combined sewers are all on a plan to separate the sewers.
"poop pit" is to store sewage tainted stormwater after rain events.
Sewage treatment plants are generally not sized to be able to process
both stormwater and sewage during rain events, when they get flooded by
stromwater from combined sewers. Thus, the "poop pit", which stores the
stormwater for later treatment, instead of overflowing untreated
wastewater into the Grand Calumet.
separated sewers handle stormwater and sewage separately, and thus never flood the sewage treatment plant with stormwater after rain events. They send stormwater directly to area waterways, and only sewage to the treatment plant.
again, why should Munster, Highland, and Griffith pay for a facility
that essentially solves a problem created by Hammond, which is almost
entirely on combined sewers?
In some sense, what Democrat Hammond Mayor Tom "Mayor McCheeze" McDermott
is doing is getting the suburban areas to pay for separating Hammond's
sewers (which is really the long term solution to the issue, even the
"poop pit" will get overwhelmed during really big rain events).
is yet another example of Lake County Democrats transferring money from
south to north, not any different than the Lake County Income Tax,
e911, and the STOP Team.
And another thing... if the Hammond Sanitary District is a separate entity from the City of Hammond, a "joint venture
between Hammond and Munster", why is Mayor McCheeze not only the spokesman for this increase, but obviously the ringleader as well?