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Tried and True Energy Savers for Ohio

There are a several ways residents of Ohio can save on energy costs during the winter months. Did you know that ceiling fans aren’t just for keeping cool? Reversing your ceiling fans to move clockwise, pushing hot air pooled on the ceiling back into your living space, can save you as much as 10 percent on your heating bill. A large portion of your energy budget goes toward heating and cooling costs.  You can save on every degree you lower

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When it Rains, it May Flood: Insurance for Ohio Homeowners

One of the best ways to protect your home or business from flooding is to have flood insurance. According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), in high-risk areas, there is at least a one in four chance of flooding during a 30-year mortgage. In moderate-to-low risk areas, the risk of being flooded is reduced, but not completely removed. These areas submit more than 20 percent of NFIP claims and receive one-third of disaster assistance for flooding. Since standard homeowners

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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, most of them installed well over forty years ago, consist of vitrified clay pipe ranging in diameter from 8 to 42 inches. The system contains 2,800

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Ohio’s Proactive Approach to Nutrient Pollution

In Ohio there is growing concern for nutrient pollution. The cause stems from too much nitrogen and phosphorus in water. Nutrients are chemical elements that all living organisms—plants and animals—need to grow. When too much nitrogen and phosphorus enter the environment—usually from a wide range of human activities—the water can become polluted. The primary sources of nutrient pollution are runoff of fertilizers, animal manure, sewage treatment plant discharges, storm water runoff, car and power plant emissions, and failing septic tanks.

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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 largest capital project in the history of the City of Columbus. The tunnel project and upgraded treatment facilities will be

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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 two forms, essentially being stormwater, as well as, any water containing sewage or industrial waste or other pollutants/contaminants derived from

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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 interest rate loans for communities to improve their sewer wastewater treatment systems. Northwestern Water and Sewer District is receiving a reduced interest rate on this

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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 a first-come, first-serve basis.  If a home, or other building, is experiencing blockages or sewer backups, or if sewage is overflowing into

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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 to reopen in the month of November.  Talmadge is one of two north-south arteries in West Toledo that are closed

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Richwood Sewer Reformation

The City of Richwood is preparing for a long anticipated project. There will be a sewer rehabilitation effort initiated in the coming months. The task will consist of a $3.4 million dollar pump station, sewer tie-ins and restructuring of the larger main. The chief factor in decision making for this enhancement is to prevent an estimated 7 million gallons of sanitary sewer overflows yearly. Currently, engineers are assessing the planned improvements and will compile information and gather data to begin

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