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If you are joining us this Saturday, make sure your phone is charged and you grab a comment card while you’re there. We’re excited to announce two contests for this year’s Open House Saturday, September 28 from 9 to 2 at the Westerly Wastewater Treatment Center: Share your best photos on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook ...

  Mac’s on her way back to the surface starting Monday. More than one year ago, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s tunnel boring machine, named “Mackenzie,” began excavating the Euclid Creek Tunnel. Mackenzie has successfully mined and lined 18,000 feet of 24-foot diameter tunnel 200 feet below ground, and her work is complete ahead ...

Courtesy Ryan Wichman, WTOL Toledo This is not a thunderstorm warning. It’s not a weather alert or special report. It’s just bugs. Lots and lots…and lots…of (harmless, but yes annoying) bugs over Lake Erie near Toledo. @NotoriousWojo tweeted this image last night from Ryan Wichman of WTOL Toledo which shows a swarm of midges (aka ...

From superheroes to sports dramas, Hollywood has made Cleveland home this summer and we’re loving it. Sure, we offered a plant tour to Captain America and guests (the offer still stands, BTW), but it got us thinking, “Would Hollywood find our unsung work worthy of the silver screen?” To get that conversation started, we wanted ...

Meet Hank. He’s a #blueheeler… Same color as me! Want to help @clevelandapl help PUPs? 216.566.PETS. #DogsCantFlush twitter.com/wallywaterdrop… — Spokesdrop, NEORSD (@wallywaterdrop) May 10, 2013 A group of Sewer District volunteers are taking calls at Q104’s and Cleveland APL’s Pledge For Pets Radiothon today, an event we’ve supported for several years in connection with our ...

Consider it a two-for-one deal. One of our latest green projects is nearing completion in University Circle, a Courtyard by Marriott parking lot that will reduce stormwater runoff and cut sewer contributions by more than one million gallons per year. The work is a Project Clean Lake green-infrastructure project because it will reduce combined sewer ...

Why is the Sewer District using social media? Because you are. That’s the simple answer we’ve offered before, but we recently presented these slides at a professionals networking event. It gives the past, present, and future of social media’s role in our communication efforts, and even includes a few cautionary tales for social-media newcomers. You ...

We’ve seen major traffic on our Stormwater FeeFinder page as customers get a preview of their 2013 charges and credit opportunities associated with our regional stormwater management program. Some callers and site visitors have asked why their properties are not showing up with a fee summary. The answer is that the property may be outside ...

Yesterday, we mailed our first batch of customer letters to share the latest information on our Regional Stormwater Management Program fees that will be assessed starting January 1, 2013. The personalized letters include an estimate of your property’s quarterly fee, as well as phone numbers and links with more information about the program and possible ...

Our @WallyWaterdrop came across this tweet from Ohio Problems @Ohio_Probs late yesterday. It’s still getting RT’d today. In typical “Only In Cleveland” fashion, even Wally had a chuckle at this, but the sewage issue caught our attention. While our work can’t improve our baseball team’s standings or locals’ dietary choices, the sewage issue is one ...

SUMMARY: Nearly 1.5 billion gallons of sewage receiving full or partial treatment in last 24 hours; 75-million gallon Mill Creek Tunnel filled; CSOs discharging into environment; plants partially treating bypassing flow. UPDATE 2012 11/01: WKYC visited our Southerly plant yesterday afternoon to feature the plant staff’s efforts to manage the enormous volume of flow. Here’s ...

A wastewater treatment plant operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s three wastewater treatment plants are prepared for Hurricane Sandy’s impacts, anticipating heavy rains throughout Wednesday and increased wastewater flow volumes 24 hours after the rain subsides. The Sewer District has increased staffing at the facilities in ...

A wastewater treatment plant operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s three wastewater treatment plants are prepared for Hurricane Sandy’s impacts, anticipating heavy rains throughout Wednesday and increased wastewater flow volumes 24 hours after the rain subsides. The Sewer District has increased staffing at the facilities in ...

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 http://find4neorsd.weebly.com For our Twitter contest, don’t ...

So when a caller to the WMMS 100.7 Alan Cox Show during Wednesday drivetime reacted to the hosts’ conversation about Lake Erie’s poor beachwater quality, he rightfully touched on the Sewer District’s multi-billion-dollar program to fix some of the problems plaguing the lakefront. We heard about the call yesterday morning, and our own Jean Chapman ...

Villa Angela Beach in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Michael Uva. Updated 2012 06/27—This morning, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) held a 10:00 press conference at the Great Lakes Science Center to release its annual report on national beaches—including several in Greater Cleveland—and the Sewer District has partnered with them at the release event. You ...