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Are flushable wipes really flushable? Perhaps for convenience, but they are not without problems beyond the drain. Our friends at the National Association of Clean Water Agencies posted a link on their Facebook page about a city in Canada facing significant wastewater-treatment process issues because flushable diapers and wipes...

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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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After a packed house at the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant last year (highlights video above), the Sewer District Open House is returning to the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center and Environmental & Maintenance Services Center in Cuyahoga Heights in 2011. The family-friendly event—including children activities, a bus tour of the...

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The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is experiencing flooding and is limited in its capabilities to treat wastewater entering the plant. This morning’s flooding was caused by heavy rains compounded by snow melt and already-saturated grounds. The Southerly WWTP has experienced damage to buildings,...

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Greg Glover, Victor Chan, and Gerald Borling check the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) to monitor phosphorous levels in the wastewater. In 2010, each of the District’s treatment plants achieved 100% compliance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. It was the first year since 1999 that all...

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The last 12 months have been filled with clean-water progress and projects that affect every one of our customers and one million Northeast Ohio residents. Here are just a few of our 2010 accomplishments: Trustees unanimously adopt stormwater program The year began with Trustees adopting the District’s stormwater management...

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