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Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Whaddaya mean it's not a tax?"

During Tuesday night's Sewer District rate information public meeting in Cleveland, Alexandra was in the audience posting her comments on Twitter and directed one tweet at our @neorsd account after our speaker clarified that sewer rates are fees, not taxes: "WHADDAYA MEAN IT'S NOT A TAX?"

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pitch those pills safely: Upcoming collection event and safety tips

A common method of disposing of unwanted medication has been to flush it down the toilet or rinse it down the drain. But wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove these medicines from wastewater, so they may pass through the treatment process unchanged. When the treated water is released into the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie, it can still contain traces of these medicines.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Court ruling: District has authority to implement stormwater program

Yesterday, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Thomas J. Pokorny ruled that Chapter 6119 of the Ohio Revised Code gives the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District the authority to implement the large majority of its Stormwater Management Program.

EPA touts Sewer District's green infrastructure program

In its announcement to promote the use of green infrastructure for environmental and economic benefits, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s program was listed a model for other municipalities around the country. Nine other communities across the country also were mentioned by US EPA as leaders in this field.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sewer work will restrict traffic on W. 10th through September

Sewer District contractors will conduct storm sewer separation work on W. 10th Street between Superior Avenue and Main Avenue beginning the week of April 27 through September. The project, Flats East Development Project 3, will reduce strain on local sewers during heavy storms.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sewer work will require detour at intersection of Eddy Rd., Gray Ave.

Illustration of detour route at intersection of Eddy Road and Gray Avenue. Closure is expected through week of May 2.
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is continuing work on the Dugway East Interceptor Relief Sewer (DEIRS); this project will temporarily close the intersection of Eddy Road and Gray Avenue to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic beginning April 18. The intersection is expected to reopen the week of May 2, 2011.

Stormwater vs. rate increases: Two different discussions

There has been some recent confusion between the Sewer District's Stormwater Management Program and Project Clean Lake and we would like to take a moment to clarify the discussion.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

No more minimum charge? What it could mean for customers

Among the sewer rate changes being discussed at our public meetings is our proposed elimination of our minimum charge, a move made to address the most common concern from our customers. Here's a simple explanation and an example of how some of our users will benefit most.

Euclid Creek Tunnel groundbreaking set for April 20

The Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant will host a Euclid Creek Tunnel groundbreaking ceremony April 20.

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Euclid Creek Tunnel on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Sewer District’s Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant. The groundbreaking event will feature remarks from area leaders as well as a symbolic shovel ceremony.

Questions in Beachwood include Project Clean Lake, stormwater

The Sewer District's second public rate-information meeting in Beachwood April 11 welcomed a small but engaged group of citizens. After hearing the District's 2012 rates and affordability program proposal, questions about organization structure and current projects and programs. We've posted a few of the questions we received after the jump.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Maple Heights crowd hears details of 2012 rate plan

The first of six public meetings to present the Sewer District's proposed 2012-2016 rate schedule drew about 25 guests at Maple Heights Library last night. The presentation included an overview of the proposed rate changes, including a new affordability program and fee structure that address common ratepayer concerns. Read our Twitter thread (after the jump) that covered the discussion as it happened.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

First rate-information meeting Wednesday night in Maple Heights

Tomorrow night's rate-information meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Maple Heights library. We will present the Sewer District's proposed 2012 rate schedule and new affordability program, and take applications for our Homestead and Summer Sprinkling programs. We will post the rate proposal and presentation at tomorrow and we plan to live-tweet the discussion on our official @neorsd Twitter account. We will also hold five other meetings through May.