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Friday, October 29, 2010

NY video: Storm floods canal with sewage

This video was taken in Brooklyn, NY after a storm, and is a disturbing example of how combined sewers function during heavy rains, discharging huge amounts of sewage to the environment.

The Sewer District has reduced the number of these kinds of discharges in Northeast Ohio, but the problem still exists. Public meetings beginning November 4 will discuss our approach to a solution.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sewer construction will affect Tremont traffic

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) is ready to begin the Walworth Run Interceptor Relocation (WRIR) project and will require closure of several roads in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. Construction will begin the week of Nov. 1 and will continue for eight months.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Why are my sewer rates going up? Public meetings will answer

In anticipation of huge infrastructure investments and their potential impact on your sewer rates, the Sewer District will hold six public meetings between November 4 and 17 to detail the plan, the benefits of reducing raw sewage discharges to the environment, and what it means to customers. Download the full release [PDF]

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Remembering the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire

Two vintage clips from Cleveland's NewsNet5 show footage from the 1969 blaze and a 1989 follow-up story on the fire anniversary.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The good, the bad, and the history

Combined sewers are at the heart of Cleveland's sewer history. How were huge pipes designed to divert sewage and stormwater directly to nearby waterways ever considered a good idea? and why are they still in use today? As heard on a recent WCPN 90.3 interview, Director of Watershed Programs Frank Greenland summed up 100+ years of history in three minutes.