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UPDATE 2013 09/30: Late Thursday, the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals ruled against the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District in finding that, among other things, the Sewer District does not have the authority under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 6119 or its Charter to enact and implement the Regional Stormwater Management Program under Title V, or to collect its stormwater fee.

As a result of this ruling, the District is suspending Regional Stormwater Management Program activities and the collection of stormwater fees for the program while the District pursues an appeal of the Courtís ruling to the Ohio Supreme Court.

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QUICK LINKS: Stormwater Management Program | Controlling stormwater at home

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Understanding stormwater, the issues, and solutions
What's the link between water flow and watersheds?

Some people say rain, other say rainwater, we say stormwater, and it's more than just rain. Stormwater is any rainwater or melting snow or ice that flows over the surface of the land to the nearest sewers, lake, or stream.

Hard surfaces like driveways, roofs, parking lots, and even some lawns pose two stormwater problems: Pollution (like litter, debris, oils, etc. which the stormwater carries to its destination untreated), and increased flow (the water flows quickly and in larger volumes, and that combination can increase flooding and erosion, the washing away of streambank soils).

Are there solutions to these problems? Some communities have regulations in place to control stormwater inside their borders, but one community's solution can affect other communities downstream. That is why the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District has launched its Regional Stormwater Management Program.
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Watershed awareness
What is a watershed?
Find your watershed!
Five major watersheds of Northeast Ohio
Watershed groups and contact info
PDF download
Regional map
What projects are in the works?
[Coming soon]

Watershed support
Watersheds Grants Program

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Downloads: Publications and print
What is the water cycle?
Printable coloring page
Watershed Education Curricula
for Stormwater Education Credit
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Multimedia: Audio and video clips
Video: So if you ever wondered, "Where does it go?"...
See how it flows in Greater Cleveland's urban water cycle
On the air: Sewers and stormwater discussion on WCPN's Sound of Ideas
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Links: Additional resources
Ohio EPA Training: Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention | Stormwater
Where does it go? Learn where your wastewater, stormwater, and sewer rates go
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