In today's Plain Dealer, the Metro Section reran a "favorite" PolitiFact Ohio story from January 4th.
The story is (or was) about the poor water quality of Lake Erie and Euclid Creek and how Ward 11 Councilman Michael Polensek compared it to third-world quality. PolitiFact gave the story a half-truth because (a) they had a difficult time comparing our water quality to other countries and (b) Polensek was referring to the condition of the water after a storm event (which according to the story is 48% of the time).
We still feel that the story should rate a "mostly true" rating.
Regardless, this water quality issue is currently being resolved with the massive Euclid Creek Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) project that is very noticeable across from the Library on Lakeshore or at the Easterly Water Treatment plant on East 140th and Lakeshore.
We were surprised that the article did not mention that there is now resolution to what Councilman Polensek was rallying around. We welcome when this temporarily disruptive project is complete and we can enjoy a lake and creek that no longer can be compared to undeveloped countries.
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