Durbin Discusses Sewer Improvements With Centreville Residents, Local Officials

CENTREVILLE – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today discussed the ongoing sewage and flooding problems that have impacted the Centreville area for decades with residents, local leaders, and people involved in projects to make critical infrastructure improvements.

“The chronic wastewater flooding issues that have impacted Centreville have led to serious problems for residents and are a threat to public health,” Durbin said. “I will continue to work with state and local leaders to identify funding sources for much-needed upgrades to the sewer systems.”

President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which was announced last week, could provide more than $50 billion in federal funding to upgrade ageing and contaminated drinking water, wastewater, and storm water systems. Last year, Durbin and Duckworth wrote a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to do more to address the ongoing flooding and sewage issues in Centreville after years of neglect. The Senators urged the EPA to conduct enhanced monitoring and enforcement of the area, as well as sampling of Centreville’s drinking water to better assess health risks.