By: Diane Benjamin
A reader from Bloomington sent me numerous emails he had sent to the City in 2011.
Catch that date: 2011, as in 10 years ago.
Start with this email sent to former Ward 7 alderman Steve Purcell:
10 years ago sewers were collapsing on West Chestnut. Sewage was in people’s basements.
Another 2011 email sent to various City email addresses:
Read the last paragraph? Residents thought is was their fault they had sewage in their basements. They wasted their money trying to fix the problem. Insurance companies would have cancelled them for repeated claims.
Notice who the email is addressed to? Who is Kurt?
The below is from an article dated in 2006 that appeared on flood.org. That was FIFTEEN years ago:
Think the reader’s sewer system got fixed?
Nope, it is still combined sewer and storm water. Of course the problems continue as well.
So, how exactly is government working for you? What has Bloomington spent money on in the past 10-15 years?
Steve Purcell is long gone, so is Kurt Haas. So is everybody who knew the sewer system was old and failing and didn’t fix it.