Toledo, Ohio, has agreed to spend more than $315 million to improve its sewer system under a proposed amendment to an earlier consent decree. U.S. v. City of Toledo, Ohio, No. 91-7646 (N.D. Ohio lodged 10/21/10). The proposed amendment modifies a 2002 agreement between the United States, Ohio and Toledo. That agreement required the city to expand its treatment plant and build a large storage basin to capture for later treatment storm water combined with sewage during high flows. The amendment requires the city to expand its sewer system to the point that untreated combined sewage discharges will be reduced from an average 35 times per year to zero to four times per year. The amendment is subject to a 30-day comment period and federal court approval.