City Council Members Discuss Solutions to Sewer Problems


-- City council members say it could take five years and $41-million to fix the city's ailing sewer system.

They met Friday morning to discuss the Northeast Interceptor, a special topic during their annual budget meeting. The consultants who just assessed the sewer line were also on hand.

They discussed some upcoming improvements to the sewer system, including the construction of a parallel line to the Northeast Interceptor. They say it could take until 2011 to complete.

Earlier this week, city, county and state officials sat down with experts to discuss immediate and long term solutions to the problem.

The Northeast Interceptor has spilled twice in the past two weeks.

A final plan is expected to be presented at the council meeting on December 12.

Reported by Joe Keiley