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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

$13 million to prevent sewer overflows

Written December 22nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

For years, the city of Albany has posted pollution warnings near sewer outfalls on the Willamette River when heavy rainstorms overloaded the system. To fix this, the city now expects to spend $13 million borrowed from the state.


Will this fence keep anyone out?

Written September 23rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

This is the fence the city of Albany says it was required to build on he back side of the Talking Water Gardens. Now that it’s finished, it looks fine but I still don’t see why it was needed or how it makes much sense.


“Toxics” in the water: What to do?

Written April 28th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has released the results of a seven-year study of “toxic chemicals” in the state’s waterways. Too bad the report is not as useful as one would wish.


Albany’s prudent answer to rain

Written June 9th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany has plans for a program to keep storm water from polluting our waterways, and it looks to me that the city staff has taken pains to keep any additional regulatory burden to a minimum. The city’s proposed answer to impending regulations is that new land developments above a certain size will have to incorporate features […]


Our rivers: Cleanup pays off

Written July 3rd, 2013 by

These last few days of warm weather have brought home once again how clean our rivers are, especially compared to half a century ago. If they weren’t, people would not go near them. And as we’ve seen lately, lots of people do seek out the Willamette and Santiam rivers, among others, to have a little […]


 
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