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MAYOR HANNEMANN MEETS WITH EPA REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR
(March 15, 2010) --- Mayor Mufi Hannemann met today in
The meeting covered the City & County of Honolulu's Wastewater program and consent decree negotiations.
""We had a very productive meeting, and we look forward to making further progress in our negotiations," Hannemann said.
Since 2005 when Hannemann became mayor, the City has dedicated more than a billion dollars to its wastewater program. Another $1.6 billion in wastewater improvements is planned over the next five years.
"Repairing our collection system infrastructure has been a focal point of my administration," Mayor Hannemann said. "There's no doubt our City's sewer system is in better shape today than it was when I took office five years ago, and we'll continue to make strides to ensure we leave this place better than we found it."
Sewage spills, also called Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO), declined for the third consecutive year in 2009, according to data collected by the City and
SSOs in calendar year 2009 declined 17.3 percent compared to 2008. Last year,
Hannemann said that Administrator Blumenfeld plans to visit
Mayor Hannemann will return to