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SD1, EPA extend $1.3B sewer fix deadline

Feb 28, 2019 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

Northern Kentucky sewer customers just received a 15-year extension to pay the estimated $1.3 billion still needed to comply with the federal Clean Water Act of 1972.

The year 2025 was the three-county region's previous deadline to meet the EPA's binding 2005 federal consent decree timeline to mitigate sewer overflows into streams and rivers.

The consent decree is a legally binding agreement in federal court with the EPA, Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky and the Commonw...