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Friday, March 25, 2011

What is inflow and infiltration?

Did you know? | Inflow and infiltration are common problems in aging sewer systems. As sewers age, cracks form and rain and groundwater rapidly seep into them (infiltration, as seen above). Another problem is inflow, where downspouts or storm lines are improperly connected to sanitary sewers. As a result, the Sewer District receives and treats this additional wastewater which is above and beyond our customers' metered consumption.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Rates, new affordability programs will be focus of public meetings

To keep the public informed about anticipated sewer rate increases for 2012 through 2016 and new affordability programs, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District has scheduled a series of public meetings that will begin next month.

Monday, March 14, 2011

"What happens to the stuff sucked out from the catch basins?"

A Facebook commenter asked us what happens to the material that maintenance trucks suck out of the catch basins. This morning we confirmed the practice with a representative of our Sewer System Maintenance & Operations department.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Public meeting series begins April 5 to present rate, project details

The Sewer District will present a series of meetings beginning in April to share project information, as well as rate and affordability program details, across our service area. All meetings are open to the public, and times and locations are listed after the jump.