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08/17/2014

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R. Gregory Stein

Thanks again for staying on the clean water//toxic algae story. A very nice profile on another dedicated public servant who puts the public health and safety first. You are right in that we need many more like Kelly Frey during this important time. With the funding offered by the state, the City of Toledo needs to move quickly to line up funding from the federal government and the funding Toledo water users should provide to deal with the current toxic algae problem, and make the necessary infrastructure improvements to significantly improve the Toledo wastewater processing and water plant water filtration system. The longer the delay, the greater the chance the recent water contamination scare will be pushed to the back of the line again, as it has before. If you happen to know, what kind of funding and other assistance can the US EPA provide to Toledo and other Lake Erie communities at this critical point in time, in addition to setting standard clean water testing procedures for concerned public servants like Kelly Frey?

Tom

Thanks for kudos. Funding's always an issue, as you know. But it's not impossible.

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