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In Milwaukee, officials are working to eliminate combined sewage overflows that can pour pollution into local waterways including Lake Michigan.
In this segment of “The Catch,” meet Wisconsin Public Radio’s Jonah Beleckis who has been following the story.
Overflows can lead to drinking water advisories, restrictions on boating and swimming that drive local tourism, Beleckis says, and even harmful algae blooms.
These issues are part of why state and local agencies are trying to get a handle on the problem.