Ohio Senator Looking for More Money to Fight Sewage Overflow

A U.S. senator in Ohio wants more federal money to fight sewage overflows into lakes and rivers, something that contributes to algae growth in both.

The proposal would allow $1.8 billion to be spent on reducing overflows in the next five years.

The senator made the pitch at Toledo’s water treatment plant.

That’s where about a year ago, toxins from algae in Lake Erie overwhelmed the city’s drinking water supply.