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Friday, September 30, 2011

PHOTO: Renewable Energy Facility progress

A worker welds on the exterior of our Southerly plant's Renewable Energy Facility. Photo credit Doug Sacha.

Friday, September 23, 2011

GREEN: 1,000 acres, 30+ green projects to be identified by year's end

By December 31, an already environmentally focused Project Clean Lake will be eco-friendlier.

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is nearing completion of its Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study, a requirement of its recent consent decree with the Federal government, that will identify priority areas to further reduce sewage overflows using less-traditional Green Infrastructure projects.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

EVENT: Catch-basin clean-out protocol will be topic at 10/4 meeting

On October 4, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will host a meeting for service directors and businesses interested in learning more about discharge requirements as they relate to municipal catch basin cleaning.

Friday, September 16, 2011

PHOTO: Weather monitor will track Villa Angela trends

Wind speed, rainfall, wave height, temperature and more data will be collected soon using a new weather-monitoring station being installed at Wildwood Marina in Cleveland.

Friday, September 9, 2011

SOCIAL: "I have no desire to Follow or Like my Sewer District."

Hey, we get it. With so many sources of news, entertainment, sports, and services in your Twitter stream, Friends, and favorite Channels, one more from your local sewer utility seems unnecessary. But we're here when you need us.

This morning, our @neorsd Twitter stream came across two accounts making very similar Sewer District statements, prompted by recent radio ads or Twitter suggestions. And the statements are valid: Sewer District on Facebook/Twitter? Who needs it?

Your Sewer District's several social media accounts, primarily Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn are resources you may never need. You might not have bill questions; your neighborhood may not have Sewer District construction in progress; you may not be looking for a career in the clean-water industry or have a community group who needs information about pollution prevention.

But our communication department and Customer Service staff are here when you need us, and our social media accounts have helped us join existing conversations about our services where they're already taking place (Facebook and Twitter, especially). At a time when the Sewer District has so much work underway—rate changes, stormwater considerations, and a 25-year $3 billion pollution control program—we're happy to make it easier for customers and residents to have issues, questions and concerns resolved as quickly as possible. And thankfully, some of our followers are, too.

So you don't have to follow us. But when you want answers, we're only a @mention away.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

STORMWATER: New round of proposed changes open for comment

Following its recent 30-day public comment period, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is proposing additional changes to Title V, the section of the District's code addressing the Regional Stormwater Management Program, and is also proposing modifications to the related Stormwater Fee Credit Policy Manual. Both documents have been posted for a new 30-day public comment period. All comments must be received by October 3, 2011. Read the full release.