The mayor of Springfield took umbrage to a weekend editorial in the local paper.
The State Journal Register Sunday criticized the city for a lack of a comprehensive sewer program, following housing and street flooding after heavy rains in recent weeks.
Mayor Mike Houston called reporters together to remind them, as he approaches a re-election campaign, that the city is in the midst of a 10 year $60 million dollar borrowing program to fix some of the problem sewer systems.
"Our sewer system has serious problems that will take an ongoing investment and years to address," said Houston.
However, he says the city is borrowing $6 million per year to do that. The mayor cites recent repairs in the Westchester subdivision and noted that studies are underway for work in the northeast party of the city.