South Bend planning to improve city's sewer system

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- South Bend will fork over half a billion dollars to improve its sewer system.

Federal officials say the city has agreed to make $500 million worth of improvements to reduce overflows of raw sewage to the St. Joseph River.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Northern Indiana and the EPA announced the decision Thursday. The improvements are supposed to reduce sewage discharges by 95 percent.

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