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Thursday, March 22, 2012

EVENT: World Water Day march turns students' attention to lake, resources

Your Sewer District partnered with Drink Local. Drink Tap. along with the Cleveland Division of Water and other partners to help more than 200 local middle- and high-school students better understand the value of clean water and our own water resources.

In celebration of World Water Day, DLDT coordinated a march from Cleveland City Hall to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in which each student carried at least four liters of water. The action symbolized the long walk many young people in other countries must walk to fetch water for their families, and their daily struggles against water-borne diseases.

NewsChannel 5 was there and interviewed Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and DLDT's Erin Huber to learn more about the event. Our own Wally Waterdrop even made an appearance.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

NOTICE: Lakeshore Blvd. sewer project preparations underway

As part of the Euclid Creek Tunnel project, the Sewer District will be constructing the Lakeshore Boulevard Consolidation Sewer along Lakeshore Boulevard from the Easterly treatment plant to East 150th Street.
The Lakeshore Boulevard Consolidation Sewer project will include the installation of monitors at the foundations of various residences along the project route. These monitors will be small 3-inch by 4-inch plastic markers to determine if there is settlement of any surrounding buildings along Lakeshore Boulevard. This is just a precautionary measure as the Sewer District does not anticipate any major settlement, and these monitors are used solely to confirm our expectations.

This sewer will be micro-tunneled, which means it will be constructed underground to minimize surface disruptions, but there will be several above ground structures such as manholes and access shafts. 

Project Clean Lake is a 25-year program to reduce pollution in Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. 

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

TRUSTEES: Mayor DeGeeter sworn in, O'Malley and Sulik reappointed

Timothy J. DeGeeter, Mayor of Parma, has been appointed to the Sewer District's Board of Trustees by Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. In addition, Ronald D. Sulik and Walter O’Malley have been re-appointed for additional five-year terms by the Suburban Council of Governments and City of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, respectively. These changes are effective today, when they were sworn in prior to the Board meeting.

Mayor DeGeeter has served as Mayor of Parma since 2012 and was previously the longest consecutive-serving member of the Ohio House of Representatives. A graduate of John Carroll University and Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Mayor DeGeeter also served as a Parma City Councilman.