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Mackenzie’s knocking on Lake Erie’s door. The tunnel boring machine that is digging our Euclid Creek Tunnel project—an 18,000-foot journey 200 feet under Cleveland’s east side—is named Mackenzie. And in a few short weeks, the bed of Lake Erie will be 160 feet above her head. The photo above...

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It’s just a week away, and if you’re still looking for the Halloween costume that is both trendy and timeless, we have a few ideas for you. AHHHH! Who wouldn’t be scared seeing stormwater drains and culverts clogged with massive amounts of hideous debris? Grab old branches, leaves, bricks...

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Expansion of our Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant. April 5, 1932. Our history predates our creation. Make sense? This year marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Cleveland Regional Sewer District, which would later be renamed the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. But that doesn’t mean the area’s...

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Image by Robert Frank, 1955. Our student assistant Stephanie Harris uncovered a great bit of nostalgia recently when she included the phrase “drive-in theater” in a story about our Southerly wastewater treatment plant in Cuyahoga Heights. That’s right. Our current plant’s footprint covers a space that used to be...

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Former Sewer District summer student Robert Nedrich sent us a few photos of his time in Vienna, Austria. A true validation of the impact we had on Robert, he was quick to see the resemblance between a Vienna water treatment facility mascot and our own Wally Waterdrop, our official...

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Piece by piece, the gigantic tunnel digger that will burrow the underground route for the Sewer District‘s Euclid Creek Tunnel is arriving on site in Cleveland. The behemoth is known as a tunnel boring machine, or TBM, and it will take several truckloads and a few more weeks to...

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