By Jeff Fitzgerald, Senior Anchor/Reporter - bio | email
The City of Lima's mayor has been chosen by the U-S Conference of Mayors to be the voice of the national debate happening with the U-S E.P.A., related to sewer regulations and mandates.
David Berger will be going to Washington next week to testify before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
The hearing is titled, "Integrated Planning and Permitting, an opportunity for E-P-A to provide communities with flexibility to make smart investments in water quality".
More than 700 cities have been extremely vocal in their opposition to federal mandates related to combined sewer and sanitary sewer overflow, mandates that would cost Lima residents more than 100 million dollars and bigger cities billions of dollars.
Lima has battled the E-P-A for years around the country. Berger has said he will not sign onto a plan that will hurt the residents of lima.