The news is full of stories on the subject.
Duluth agrees to end raw sewage overflows by 2016.
Milwaukee dumps almost a billion gallons in Lake Michigan in a recent overflow.
The Saginaw River in Michigan has a health advisory because of overflows resulting from heavy rains.
It's important to remember that of the $20 billion in the 2005 Great Lakes restoration plan, over $13 billion was for upgrading sewage systems.
I remember a stunned Michigan reporter who in the early 1990s asked what was in these overflows. When told, she couldn't believe it. "I thought we stopped dumping raw sewage in rivers years ago." And that was 17 years ago.