Alison Kromer published Hamilton County Commissioners agree to move forward on CUFA's Sewer Justice priorities in CUFA News 2019-09-20 18:49:21 -0400
EVENDALE, Ohio - Yesterday, Communities United For Action (CUFA) members asked the Board of Hamilton County Commissioners to move forward on key points of our "People's Sewer Justice Platform." The Commissioners vowed to take action on:
- Expansion of the Customer Assistance Program to help more people afford sewer bills;
- Restructuring sewer rates to be fair for everyone; and
- Ending the requirement to report sewer backups within 24 hours to be eligible for damage compensation.
Residents from Springlawn Avenue in Northside attended the meeting to ask for a resolution to sewage overflows in their backyards.Read more
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"In case you aren't paying attention, your sewage is much higher than the water that you are using," said CUFA Member Jeremiah Squire. "I'm on a fixed income. With the Duke bill, there's the PIPP program; for water there's no kind of program. You either pay it, or they're going to cut you off."Read more
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Communities United For Action (CUFA) called for comprehensive sewer reform with its People’s Sewer Justice Platform to address the public health impact of the 11.5 billion gallons of untreated sewage and storm water that the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) releases into yards and waterways each year.
“Communities United For Action is releasing the People’s Sewer Justice Platform to provide solutions to public officials and administrators for some of the issues our communities are facing with our county-wide water and sewer system. The solutions require transparency, accountability, fiscal oversight and service to ratepayers,” said CUFA Board Member Erica Johnson.
CUFA believes that the people closest to the problem are closest to the solution. The People's Sewer Justice Platform is a culmination of the ideals for solutions from the communities that are most impacted by sewer backups and overflows and the lack of affordability.
WILL YOUR ORGANIZATION SUPPORT THE PEOPLE'S SEWER JUSTICE PLATFORM?Communities United For Action is seeking organizational endorsements of the People's Sewer Justice Platform. Individuals can support CUFA's Sewer Justice Campaign in other ways. Please contact CUFA for questions: [email protected] or (513)853-3947
Communities United For Action (CUFA) is sending a delegation to Washington, D.C. to attend the People’s Action (PA) national conference on April 28-30, 2019. PA helps grassroots leaders meet with national decision-makers in order to improve our community. We will also meet and learn from other grassroots leaders from around the country. Learn more about how you can sponsor our team.Read more