Carpeting the sewage system
If you, like I do, have an extra roll of carpet in your house and are wondering what to do with it, you have some choices.
You can put it in your attic and figure out what to do with it later. (This was my particular option.)
You can take it to Carpetland or a similar place and see if they can turn it into a rug.
You can use it in a workshop area to cover the floor.
You can haul it to the Salvation Army and a creative, crafty type may pick it up.
You could call bulk trash to haul it away.
But what you shouldn't do, clearly, is shove it down a storm drain.
Someone did that, according to The Sun's Tim Wheeler. The result? 10,000 gallons of sewage is now spewing into Herring Run. And there will be more as city public works officials try to find ways around the carpet.
These beleaguered city officials have enough to deal with as they upgrade an outmoded sewage system and try to minimize problems from storm drains. Really, we're going to tax them even more? Shove a carpet down there and see what they've got? Test their mettle? And while we're at it, further pollute an urban stream showing some signs of life?
This shouldn't surprise me. This news comes on the heels of hundreds of tons of trash hauled out of the Potomac River as well as the back River and several other streams in the six-state watershed.
Littering is bad enough, and I've seen people do it right in front of me walking down the street. But jamming large waste products down a storm drain is a step beyond.
Kudos to Tim for uncovering this!
- Category: Energy
Comments are now closed for this article. Comments are accepted for 60 after publication.