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Cleaning Up Combined Sewer Overflow

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 9:00 am
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When there's a heavy rain in Northeast Ohio, water can overwhelm old sewer systems mixing with sewage and sending it directly into Lake Erie. In Summit County it overflows into the Cuyahoga River.
As disgusting as that might sound, the price tag for a fix might make you even more queasy. In Cleveland and surrounding cities, that means double the sewer bills to $240 per quarter. And if the EPA has its way in Akron that will seem like chump change.
The cost of cleaning up our sewers, today on The Sound of Ideas.


Frank Greenland, Director of Watershed Programs, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Rick Merolla, Director of Public Service, City of Akron
Mike Scott, Reporter, The Plain Dealer

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