1930: State Officials War on Sewage

Middletown, Conn. (INS)–State officials have ordered the city of Middletown to take immediate steps to stop its practice of emptying sewage into the Connecticut river here. To install a sewage disposal plant will cost the city $1,250,000. The plant here would follow an enormous one at New Haven where several millions are being spent to keep the sewage from a district of 250,000 people from the harbor, and, eventually, from Long Island Sound. Following the work here it is expected other cities will be forced to clean up so that the entire Connecticut shore may be redeemed.

From the Times Herald (Olean, New York), Wednesday, September 10, 1930.

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