As Hamilton County Commissioners are faced with raising sewer rates again, they're wondering if there's another way to find some relief for ratepayers.
Commission president Chris Monzel says "it's staggering, the amount of money that we have to put into this every year."
He's referring to the multi-billion dollar federal mandate to upgrade the county's sewer system.
Commissioner Greg Hartmann agrees. "Ratepayers are just getting absolutely soaked," he says.