Originally Posted by wt bash
Environmental concern is not high on Akron's list of priorities. There is a project going on to revamp the sewer and drain problems that keeps the Cuyahoga from making a solid recovery from the days it would and did go on fire. With every significant rain our drains are overwhelmed and it causes our out dated sewer lines to flood and spill into the Hoga. You can smell it, microwavable popcorn, every time I fish it after a rain even well after a rain. However its a 20 some odd year project. The state just doesn't have the budget, in my opinion we are severely under taxed (locally). Our roads suck, and I mean seriously, our public schools are horrible, the general infrastructure is as out dated as bell bottoms and dickies and now there is talk about expanding gas/oil drilling, so there really isn't a lot of hope for community involvement in environmental issues.
Wait a minute...are trying to tell us that some taxes actually serve a public good? Socialist!
I feel the same way in Montana, after I get my state tax return the amount that our household paid is really really low.
Sorry...back to the OP. Pocono, Missoula has the same note near all the storm drains in town, same little fish picture as well! I've always appreciated the notice, makes so much sense. Also, every so often walking around town you will see a different notice painted on the sidewalk: "Missoula aquifer 'X' feet below" I really like that one too. It's just plain interesting but also so very important.