So... Milwaukee has spent 4 BILLION dollars on a "deep tunnel" sewer system... (basically it's this retarded basin beneath the city into which all forms of crap... ie... rain run-off, human feces, garbage disposal crud... etc... is collected. In short, it's vastly ineffective and they should separate the sewers like everyone else on the goddamn planet.) Well... we've been hit with a shitwad of precipiation... seriously it's insane (and pouring right now too... haha to that) Anyway... they spend 4 BILLION dollars to reduce sewage leakage, dumping, etc. In the past week... WEEK... they have dumped 1.5 BILLION gallons of raw sewage into Lake Michigan. Now... to illustrate this point... take a bath tub... fill it full of sewage... to get to a measly million you'd need 20,000 bathtubs. And a billion... being a thousand million... do the math. That is enough sewage for every man, woman, and child in the united states to have a gallon of sewage... and dump it into the lake. If someone were to take and dump in a gallon bucket of sewage every minute... it would take them roughly 350 YEARS to do what MMSD has done in a week. And here's the gem.
"I am proud, to live in a community where the sewage overflows so infrequently, that when it happens it's a front page news story." - The PRESIDENT of MMSD
PR has obviously failed on this one. That's right, gloat about your failure and creation of an ecological disaster, as well as wasting 4 Billion dollars of tax payer money. Thumbs up.