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Friday, September 21, 2012

STORMWATER: Workshops for large non-res property owners coming next month

It’s in the mail. Beginning September 21, we will provide large non-residential property owners with Regional Stormwater Management Program fee estimates.

This month, more than 2,500 large property owners will receive stormwater fee estimates and an invitation to a credit workshop.

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will begin billing for the Regional Stormwater Management Program in January 2013. Beginning September 21, 2012, the Sewer District will mail letters to large non-residential property owners with impervious (hard) surface area measuring 99,000 or more square feet (33 ERUs, or "Equivalent Residential Unit").

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

TRAFFIC HOTLINE: Alerts for 9/18–10/1, 2012

Recorded September 18, 2012
Will be replaced in October, 2012

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District has several sewer construction projects that will temporarily impact vehicular and pedestrian traffic. These messages were recorded on September 18 and should remain in effect through the end of the month.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

HEALTHY LAKES: Our support of a national conference in Cleveland makes sense

The Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Restoration Conference is visiting Cleveland this week and is wrapping up today. The Sewer District has been fortunate to add to the stormwater-management and pollution-reduction conversation, and a blog post at Healthy Lakes from our own Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells summarizes why our support here makes sense.

Kyle also presented a case for our efforts on Great Lakes Now during the conference coverage.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

#neorsdTOUR: Twitter, tickets, and contests

While the forecast is gray for this morning's Open House, rain won't stop the fun we're planning.

Part of the fun includes a #find4 QR code scavenger hunt and a Twitter sweepstakes. If you plan to play along, here are the rules.

QR code contest details are posted at

For our Twitter contest, don't create multiple accounts, one correct answer/entry per person, and the winner will be drawn randomly from the correct answers after the event.

All Twitter contest entries must include the #neorsdTOUR hash tag and a @wallywaterdrop mention.

If it's a "first correct answer wins" contest, you must include the hash tag and mention listed above.

Prizes include tickets and t-shirts while supplies last. Winners will receive their prizes at the Open House event today (if attending) or in the mail in the next two weeks.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

STORMWATER: Two things customers should know about the fee that starts Jan. 1, 2013

The Sewer District's Regional Stormwater Management Program is preparing to collect fees starting January 1, 2013.

In preparation for these billing changes for customers, there are two important things to keep in mind:

First, our stormwater-management efforts are not new; and second, we are dedicated to effectively communicating the details of this program, its fees, and related projects over the next three months.

 The fee is new, the work isn’t.

"This program is already happening," said Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Executive Director Julius Ciaccia to Trustees at Thursday's Board meeting regarding stream maintenance, regional planning, and community outreach the District has been conducting for years. "What hasn't happened yet is the fee."

#neorsdTOUR: Open House updates and news

Headed to our Open House Saturday? We're excited about it, and hope you are, too. Earlier this week we sent an email to attendees who registered online, and also posted the same news on our Facebook event page, just to provide an update. Here's the latest.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

OPEN HOUSE 9/8: Are you excited? Sewer we.

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we invite you to attend the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's 5th annual “Where Does It Go?” Open House on Saturday, September 8. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at the Westerly Wastewater Treatment Plant near Edgewater State Park in Cleveland.

[RSVP online today!]