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GREAT LAKES WATER QUALITY COALITION RELEASES REPORT

 GREAT LAKES WATER QUALITY COALITION RELEASES REPORT
 LANSING, Mich., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania cities and local


governments will be required to spend $37 million to comply with pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations, according to a study released today. The report, prepared for the Great Lakes Water Quality Coalition, is based on data provided by 257 municipal water treatment facilities in the eight Great Lakes states. The total cost to the states is estimated at $2.7 billion.
 "We support actions to improve the quality of water in the Great Lakes. But the public and elected officials need to understand the cost of these proposed regulations and decide if they want to spend the money," according to Bill Lukens, director of the coalition.
 The cost for each state is estimated to be:
 Indiana $ 171 million
 Michigan 1,030
 Minnesota 45
 New York 538
 Ohio 514
 Pennsylvania 37
 Wisconsin 365
 (Illinois is not included as its municipal waters are not discharged into the Great Lakes.) The cost to the average residence will increase about 45 percent or $75 per year due to these regulations, according to the report.
 The EPA project, known as the Great Lakes Initiative, is an effort to set uniform water standards between each of the states.
 "In addition to cost factors, we're concerned the project ignores sources of pollution other than those coming from point source dischargers, and some scientific assumptions are questionable," according to Lukens. "If the public is going to spend billions, the project must clean up the lakes."
 The coalition is an association of over 100 municipal and industrial entities which hold water discharge permits and would be affected by the new regulations.
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 /CONTACT: Bill Lukens of the Great Lakes Water Quality Coalition, 517-484-9710/ CO: Great Lakes Waters Quality Coalition ST: Michigan, Pennsylvania IN: SU:


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