Dayton Secures $550,000 to Eliminate
Sewage Overflow That Threatens to Contaminate Lake Superior
Published November 20th, 2004
Federal funding will provide overflow basins, and backup
generators to pumping stations and the treatment plant,
ensuring protection of clean water.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mark Dayton announced
that $550,000 in federal funding to prevent the discharge
of untreated human and industrial waste into Lake Superior
was included in the FY 2005 Omnibus Appropriations bill,
which is expected to pass the Senate later today. The
funding, secured by Dayton, will help the Western Lake
Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) and the City of Duluth
eliminate overflows of sewage from pump stations and sewer
lines by providing backup generators to entities within
the sewage system.
In Minnesota, as everywhere, clean water is essential
to our way of life, said Dayton. I am pleased that this
funding will enable the WLSSD and Duluth to purchase backup
generators for their sewage system, helping to keep Lake
Superior clean and local residents free from any public
Following Senate passage of the FY 2005 Omnibus Appropriations
bill, the legislation will proceed to the President to
be signed into law.