Columbus and Cincinnati Overcome Obstacles: Flooding and Sewer Overflows

Columbus is on the move and ready for summertime fun and abundant outdoor activities. Whether it’s at the acclaimed Bicentennial Park or elsewhere, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. But apart from the splendor of the summer solstice, there are projects starting- and continuing- specifically on behalf of assisting neighborhoods caught in the deluge of the recent flooding. In light of these events, the city has a renewed commitment to improve the reliability of the sewer system. Some of these

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Erie Interceptor Express Sewer

The city of Springfield will begin the latest project which will likely cost millions to eliminate overflows into local waterways. The city council is set to approve the Erie Interceptor Express Sewer this month. The Express Sewer will mainly transport sanitary flows from the northwestern part of the city, directly to the Wastewater Treatment Plant in order to prevent sewage from bypassing treatment during rain events. Construction is expected to take up to two years with an anticipated completion date of

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Cincinnati’s Dry Run and Columbus’ Largest Project to Improve Sewer Tunnel

Columbus is building an underground storm sewer tunnel which will be the largest public works project in the city’s history. The 4-mile long storm water sewer tunnel is 175 feet under the city and is nearly complete with 3,000 feet to go. At 5-feet an hour, the massive 95-ton drill is doing its best to churn through miles of limestone. The city’s combined storm water and sewer system have become overloaded during heavy rains. The sewer lines have not been

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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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