Officials estimate businesses could spend $6,000 to $120,000 per acre on systems used to redirect stormwater.
"The benefits (of cleaning the river) are grossly overstated and do not justify the expense," said Franklin Director of Public Works Robert Cantoreggi.
Cantoreggi argued that legislation should be sought to control sources of the phosphorous, such as lawn fertilizer. He also said "social research" should be conducted to see if there is support within the communities to fund phosphorous control systems.
"Let the people decide where their money goes," Cantoreggi said.Read the full article on the EPA Stormwater regulations here