The City of Olmstead’s Proficiency in Stormy Weather

Dec 02

The City of Olmstead’s Proficiency in Stormy Weather

Olmstead is putting in place an impressive $39 million capital improvement program.  Along with the ongoing maintenance and repair procedures, the North Olmsted team has flood management under much better control.  North Olmsted’s 37,000 residents are served by a separate sanitary sewer system that runs for 159 miles beneath this Cleveland suburb. Sewer lines,...

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Columbus Completes Tunnel Sewer Project

Oct 27

Columbus Completes Tunnel Sewer Project

A 4.5-mile-long tunnel was just completed in Columbus to help deter storm water runoff that has been an issue for residents and motorists. The tunnel, located beneath downtown Columbus and the Scioto River, is nearly 200 feet deep and 20 feet in diameter. Crews used a 95-ton boring machine.  The $371 million tunnel, along with two odor-control facilities, is the...

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Ohio’s Regional Stormwater Management Program

Oct 12

Ohio’s Regional Stormwater Management Program

The Northeast Ohio Sewer District is eager to address flooding, pipe erosion and water quality issues after a /Supreme Court ruling last month.  For several years the Agency has been pushing for a victory insomuch as being able to manage fees and operations of the Sewer District.  Justices ruled in favor of the stormwater program stating that wastewater comes in...

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The Ohio EPA helps Fund Bloomdale’s Sewer Upgrades

Sep 29

The Ohio EPA helps Fund Bloomdale’s Sewer Upgrades

Bloomdale is served by a wastewater collection system that is prone to the buildup of hydrogen sulfide, which corrodes manholes. The manholes will be lined and new seals installed to eliminate the infiltration and inflow, reducing the overflows which can degrade water quality. Created in 1989, the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) provides below-market...

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Covington’s Sewer Lateral Recovery Plan

Sep 25

Covington’s Sewer Lateral Recovery Plan

The City of Covington and the Wastewater department have implemented a sewer lateral repair program for its residents.  This program reimburses the homeowner for repair costs that are incurred for cleaning and maintenance of a defective lateral.  Due to limited funding, the city will prioritize projects based on the impact to public health and safety rather than on...

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Sewer Pipeline Collapse in Toledo Causes Detour

Sep 18

Sewer Pipeline Collapse in Toledo Causes Detour

The city of Toledo is in the process of making repairs to a collapsed sewer.  The reconstruction will take place at Talmadge and Laskey roads.  Due to a temporary pipe installation, there will be rerouted traffic through Bob’s St.  Area residents have noticed a significant change to the flow of traffic.  The city has advised that Talmadge Road is scheduled...

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