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Friday, November 12, 2010

Sewer District releases details of draft consent decree

Today, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District released details of its ongoing negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its $3 billion plan to reduce raw sewage discharges to the environment. Known as a consent decree, the draft agreement outlines specific projects and milestones that will reduce those discharges from 4.5 billion gallons annually to 494 million gallons.

A full presentation of the consent decree details will be presented to the Board of Trustees Thursday, November 18 at 12:30 p.m.

Three related documents have been linked at the Sewer District's Project Clean Lake website, including a pre-approval draft of the consent decree, an overview briefing document, and a PDF version of a PowerPoint presentation which will be presented to the Board of Trustees November 18.


  1. I am a resident of Ohio, I grew up in Cleveland, in the 1960's and I have been drinking water from this area for 61 years. I am a very healthy individual thanks to the people who built this great water system!I swam in Lake Erie as at its worst and never got anything worse then an occasional earache! This area has already spent over 2 billion dollars to fix its so called overflow problem a problem during heavy rainfalls. I do not see the need to spend an additonal 3 billion dollars over the next 20 years which will triple my current sewer bill. Is this just more of Obama and the EPA
    wasting money we don't even have???

  2. 3 BILLION!

    This is a joke right?
    With about 330,000 customers, that equals about $10,000 apiece. Before overruns (pun intended).



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