EPA chief visits Detroit wastewater treatment plant and discusses infrastructure solutions


DETROIT – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Michael Regan traveled to Detroit on Thursday to discuss a proposed federal investment in water infrastructure.

“Two months of rain fell in five and a half hours,” Regan said. “Here in Detroit, and I know many surrounding communities are suffering as well.”

After: Detroit residents frustrated with flood response, ask city for help

After: FEMA officials visit Detroit to assess flood damage

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Regan’s visit to the water resource recovery facility follows recent region-wide flooding that has affected thousands of people in the region. Shortly after the last flood, Local 4 spoke to one of the most recent victims of their frustrations after having to deal with water in their home for the second time.

“It spurted out of the shower and the toilet – droppings, all over my basement. I had to deal with this and still do. We can’t take it anymore, ”said Dorreen Curry, a resident of Detroit.

The proposal was announced at a joint press conference with Mayor Mike Duggan and several other state officials. The proposed investment will be a two-party endeavor that will hopefully prevent Mother Nature’s wrath from hitting so hard in the future.

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“We see the need to replace and modernize infrastructure to revitalize our communities for the next century,” said Regan.

If the proposal gets the green light, it will not be an overnight solution. The Congress will meet to explore the resources to make it work at the national level.

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