A $1 billion statewide bond issue to fund new projects to protect Ohio’s water quality, proposed by the Healthy Water Ohio coalition, “deserves consideration,” said an editorial in yesterday’s Columbus Dispatch:
When cities have to spend billions — a projected $2.7 billion in projects for Columbus alone — to keep sewage from overflowing into water sources, Ohio has a problem.
The coalition’s steering committee includes representatives from conservation groups, business and industry, universities, water suppliers, and agriculture. Bruce McPheron, Ohio State’s interim executive vice president and provost, leads the committee’s working group on research, education and outreach. McPheron was previously dean of CFAES.