You all are criticizing the reporter, the council, the city and more, but here's the thing: Chattanooga's air quality is horrible. Those with allergies suffer greatly and something needs to be done about it. The aging sewer system contributes to this. The air quality will affect population numbers. For instance, when my husband retires, we plan to leave Chattanooga--a city we both love-- because I can't handle the constant fog I am in from allergies caused by the poor air quality.
Tourism and population numbers will be affected if something is not done about the sewers and the overall air quality. That's a fact and a very sad one, because Chattanooga is a fantastic city.