Wastewater Management Study for Cleveland-Akron Metropolitan and Three Rivers Watershed Areas. VIII. Public Involvement
CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUFFALO NY BUFFALO DISTRICT
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Participation by the public in water resources planning has become vital because of the increasing number of citizens who desire to be involved in helping make decisions in local planning. The Cleveland-Akron Wastewater Management Study affects some 3 and 34 million people. There are almost 2 and 12 million people living today in the Three Rivers Watershed region, another 3 4 million living in the western counties where land treatment is possible, and 12 million living in the counties where sludge might be used to reclaim trip mined line. These people represent a great variety of interests. Such complexity of size and interest calls for extensive public input. The objective communication between the planner and the many people whose interests are affected by the results of the study. Social, political, and environmental aspects of any planning program are as important as engineering and economic feasibility. It is only through a close working relationship with the local people that the social needs and political realities can be related to the study.
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