Menon put the cost in perspective for citizens that don’t appreciate the increased sewer rates associated with the Three Tivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel plan.
Menon said that 13 thousand homes are being protected from this program.
At the public hearing at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, citizens acknowledged the hard work that contractors and employees have done to save them money.
A resident spoke up and said, "The city has worked very diligently with the citizens and the city trying to improve the sewer systems so much that extent the EPA acknowledged that."
Several options that were discussed at Tuesday’s meeting for those that are unable to pay for the increased rates.
Menon said, "So a donation program that people could round up and contribute towards a city utility relief fund to assist those who may have occasional difficultly in rates."