Water treatment system rehabilitation
asked 26 September 2016 asked by Felix (360 points)
My community is coastal, so we see a water surge at least once per year that results in an overflow discharge. The news reports go out about it, people get offended because the waterways are “forever polluted,” and we get the negative feedback you’re probably receiving. So I don’t have research studies and whatnot, but I can tell you from my experience that the negative stuff goes away over time. Once the issue is resolved and life returns to normal, the negativity subsides. The local government doesn’t feel pressured as much and we get on with the business of getting on. In the end, most folks understand that the overflow system is there for a reason. Although it might not be a pleasant outcome to think about and people go nuts – as you said, you’ve had some crazy weather. What happened was likely unexpected. Now that you know what to expect, you can plan for a repeat of it and that should settle the political and public climate some if you’re transparent about that process. Peace.