The MMSD spent over two billion dollars to prevent the dumping of sewage into Lake Michigan without letting it into people's basements.
The deep tunnel was designed to withstand everything but the rare "100 year storm."
Turns out that storm turns out to be weekly.
MMSD now says it will take years to do what the deep tunnel was designed to do.*
But Cory Liebmann is so happy.
When he returned to the city after last week's storm, almost all of the water had drained from his basement. And, then, it took the city only hours to haul away all the stuff that got ruined. His heart is warmed by what his tax dollars have done for him.
Thank you, sir, may I have another?
*Don't even try to tell me that this is an new problem attributable to "leaks" into privately owned sanitary sewer lines. Every one was aware of infiltration and inflow when the deep tunnel was designed.