Niagara Gazette

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July 26, 2013

Falls plant progressing

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Niagara Gazette — Drof said now that the water board is treating most, if not all, of the wastewater that it receives crews will work towards getting all of the equipment back on line.

"Work is continuing as we speak," Drof said. "Our goal is to get back to some normalcy at this point."

Mayor Paul Dyster said the city has been collecting data on storm damage and mapping it as people report issues related to the storm.

"We're mapping the damage reports as they come in to try to get an idea of which areas saw the most problems," Dyster said.

Dyster said that while small steps have been made in preventing water run off around the city, his administration needs to look for more solutions.

"One of the things we're trying to do is 'green' our city to reduce water run off during weather events," Dyster said.

Though, Dyster said, small-scale solutions like water barrels and "green streets" designed to prevent water from entering the storm sewer system can only help so much. The city needs to continue exploring long-term solutions - like separating the storm and sewage systems - especially as severe weather events become more commonplace.

"The whole question of how you structure your city to deal with these water events is coming to the fore," Dyster said.

Contact reporter Justin Sondel at 282-2311, ext. 2257

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