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Berger helping setting policy at the U.S. Conference of Mayors

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Over the years, Lima’s mayor has been very involved with the issues dealing with water and waste water and he was named the co-chair of the Conference of Mayors’ Water Council. Over the years, Lima’s mayor has been very involved with the issues dealing with water and waste water and he was named the co-chair of the Conference of Mayors’ Water Council.
The 13 million gallon stormwater tank under construction in Simmons Field, was part of the $150 million dollar mandates from the EPA. The 13 million gallon stormwater tank under construction in Simmons Field, was part of the $150 million dollar mandates from the EPA.

Mayor Berger drawing on his expertise to help create policy at the U.S. Conference of Mayors. 

The conference started at the end of last week and mayors from across the country came together to talk about a variety of issues like gun control and the legalization of marijuana. Over the years, Lima’s mayor has been very involved with the issues dealing with water and waste water and he was named the co-chair of the Conference of Mayors’ Water Council. During the conference, he introduced a resolution that deals with amending the Clean Water Act to help cities effectively and affordably deal with unfunded mandates that the United States Environmental Protection Agency has placed on drinking water, storm water, and waste water problems. 

“While our bill associated with the consent decree that we signed is $150 million, there are communities literally that have billions of dollars of these obligations. And so, it’s vitally important to cities, small cities like Lima, also large cities, that policies and practices are put in place that allow us, to both deal with these obligations, but also deal with them in an affordable way. Which often means, having the opportunity to stretch those implementations periods longer than what has normally been provided,” said Mayor David Berger.

The 13 million gallon stormwater tank under construction in Simmons Field, was part of the $150 million dollar mandates from the EPA. Mayor Berger also introduced a resolution that deals with lead and copper regulations in water too. If approved, Berger says there will be policy from the conference going forward on those issues. 

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