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Alewife Brook sewage bill moves forward

Caption: Worst Offender: Somerville’s SOM01A Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)Worst Offender: Somerville’s SOM01A combined sewer overflow.

UPDATED Feb. 12: Providing the following account is Kristin Anderson, founder of Save the Alewife Brook, who reported Feb. 11.

Legislators representing Arlington and other affected municipalities have made progress on combined sewer overflow (CSO) legislation aimed at reducting sewage pollution. Late last week, the bill was reported out of the Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources with favor. This means the bill moves forward.

Passage of the CSO bill, urged by Save the Alewife Brook, would be a major step in reducing sewage pollution — not just in Alewife Brook, but throughout the Boston metropolitan area.

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