Legislator continues mission to clean up Lake St. Clair
State Rep. Peter Lucido today announced a plan to prevent sewage from discharging into waterways across Michigan, including Lake St. Clair.
Lucido, of Shelby Township, said communities with combined sanitary and storm sewer systems frequently discharge sewage following periods of heavy rain in Oakland and Macomb counties.
“Lake St. Clair is the jewel of Macomb County, but all of this disgusting pollution is mucking up our beaches,” Lucido said. “I’m committed to doing the right thing and getting our lake cleaned up once and for all.”
The plan laid out in House Bill 6278 requires all municipalities in Michigan to completely separate their sewage systems from storm water systems by Dec. 31, 2022.
“Once these systems are separated we should not have any more sewage flowing into Lake St. Clair – or any other lake, river or stream in our state,” Lucido said. “This is a problem that has gone on for far too long. It’s time to do something about it.”
The bill will be referred to a committee on July 25.