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50 Years of Clean Water Investment: Take a unique tour inside NEORSD’s sewer system at Edgewater Beach
October 11, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Protecting our water resources through wastewater treatment and stormwater management has evolved over the last century with many systems in the nation over 100 years old.
With the signing of President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, drinking water issues in Jackson, Mississippi, and the dramatic loss of drinking water and sewer service during Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico, the need for sufficient and sustained infrastructure funding is once again front and center. Locally, investment in the region’s wastewater and stormwater systems by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) has been ongoing for the last 50 years. To date, NEORSD has spent over $5 billion to protect water quality in Lake Erie and its tributaries.
Join the City Club and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm for a unique and informative tour of the century old combined sewer at Edgewater Beach. Participants will have the opportunity to walk inside the sewer and learn about NEORSD’s historical investments that resulted in a cleaner Lake Erie and Cuyahoga River, just to name a few, and learn about the future investment plans for our region’s clean water infrastructure.
This tour is limited to 20 participants and is weather-dependent.
Important Safety Information: This is a confined space. Attendees will be required to participate in a brief confined space training on-site the day of the event. Additionally, attendees will be required to wear rescue wristlets, a hard hat, safety glasses, and gloves. Close-toed shoes with a substantial, slip-resistant sole (such as hiking boots or garden boots), and long pants are required. Because the sewer pipe is narrow, participants will tour the sewer pipe in small groups.