Lima Mayor David Berger continues his crusade on behalf of hundreds of cities nationwide to try and get the U-S E-P-A to ease mandates on sewer regulations or in turn get Congress to help.
Berger Wednesday testified in Washington before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Water Resources Subcommittee.
The House streamed Berger's testimony live on its website.
Berger laying out the reasons why the unfunded federal mandates would hurt a city like Lima that's lost population and has a median income of under 27-thousand dollars a year.
He told the committee something has to be done to reign in the U-S E-P-A and its enforce and fine now approach, and ask questions later.
Berger was chosen by the U-S Conference of Mayors to testify on the issue. He says the E-P-A plan would raise the annual average Lima sewer bill to 872 dollars.
He has publicly stated he will not sign onto a plan that will hurt the residents of Lima.