The central govt. does not oversee the sewage treatment here in America. Each city pays, through taxes collected and monthly bills, into the local sewage treatment plant. The local municipalities dropped the ball and reneged on their agreement. There should be no closing of the plant due to the polution and. The cities need to be made to pay because they probably already charged the citizens for the service. Not only do they need to pay but they need to pay penalties and interest. These plants do not operate for free, someone has had to foot the bill for the last several years.
U.K. is offering 4,000 resettlement spaces for Syrian refugees, UNHCR spokeswoman says (Reuters)
from the article: Sewage threatens Jordan River due to imminent closure of treatment plant