An 18-Year Fix

Toledo Waterways Initiative is closing in on completion of a half-billion-dollar sewer improvement program.
An 18-Year Fix
Construction manager Rich McQuade (left) speaks with Julie Cousino, program administrator with the Toledo Waterways Initiative, at the bottom of the Ottawa River Storage Facility.

The city of Toledo has many claims to fame. It’s home to the iconic Jeep, the granddaddy of sport utility vehicles. It’s also home to the Mud Hens — the equally iconic minor league baseball team celebrated by Cpl. Klinger in the classic TV show M*A*S*H.

Against such popular cultural touchpoints, the Toledo Waterways Initiative may seem positively mundane. But when it comes to the ongoing work to rejuvenate the nation’s environmental protection infrastructure, the 18-year...

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