Warmer, Wetter Weather: Tackling Urban Stormwater Problems
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by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
3d ago
Cities with aging infrastructure face an uphill battle with regard to stormwater management, a challenge underscored by recent calamitous weather events. Sewer District engineer George Remias illustrates how a warming atmosphere acts like a sponge, soaking up more moisture and leading to intense rainfalls.  Given the potential for the weather's damaging impacts on urban centers, we discuss the vital role of monitoring tools in forecasting rain events and planning resiliency projects, and the value of collaboration among agencies to safeguard our communities.  ..read more
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Build Your Own Rain Garden
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by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
3w ago
Have you ever wondered how your green thumb can help the environment?  Stormwater Technical Specialist Chris Hartman explains how to install and maintain a thriving rain garden to help control stormwater runoff: from choosing a site and garden size, to selecting the right plants and methods. Plus, you can earn a credit towards your stormwater fee! Rain Garden Manual for Homeowners [PDF] Before you dig: Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS)  ..read more
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Pick Up Poop!
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by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
1M ago
Who knew that dog poop could contribute to water pollution? That's the topic of our conversation with NEORSD Asset Analyst Christina Toth and Biologist Morgan Koelliker. Christina's dog, Esri, serves as the mascot of the Sewer District's Pick Up Poop! (P.U.P.) program, and Morgan explains how the bacteria in dog waste is especially hazardous for humans and other dogs. Join us as we discuss the significance of responsible pet ownership and its profound impact on water quality in densely populated areas like Cleveland ..read more
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Three Cheers for Engineers
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by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
2M ago
Have you ever stopped to consider how deeply engineering is woven into every aspect of your daily life? On the heels of National Engineers Week, we're tapping into the essence of innovation and the critical role engineers play. Government Affairs Specialist Angela Jones and Manager of Design Rick Vincent share their favorite engineering projects and the fulfillment that comes from contributing to the well-being of our communities and engaging with the public. We also discuss programs geared towards inspiring a new generation of engineering enthusiasts ..read more
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Play it Safe! with Carla and Robin
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by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
4M ago
What's the most dangerous job at the Sewer District?  Sewer District safety experts Carla DeSantis and Robin Halperin discuss the dangers inherent to wastewater treatment, what led them to pursue safety as their vocation, and approaches to building "safety culture" in the workplace. Plus: the ins and outs of lock-out/tag-out ..read more
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Clean Water and "The Last Mile" with Erin Huber
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by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
5M ago
Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Drink Local Drink Tap is an international non-profit organization focused on solving water equity and quality issues. Executive Director and Founder Erin Huber joins us to discuss her group's impactful projects in Uganda and the importance of finding even small, meaningful tasks to help us engage with water issues. Visit https://drinklocaldrinktap.org/ to learn more ..read more
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Fish, commish, delist: Lake Erie Commission talks "Areas of Concern"
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by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
6M ago
What is an "area of concern," or AOC? Hannah Boesinger of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission talks about projects to restore fish habitat and address the "worst of the worst" legacy-pollution issues in the Cuyahoga River and other Great Lakes waterways. For more information about the Lake Erie Commission, visit https://lakeerie.ohio.gov/ Note: the Ashtabula AOC was delisted in 2021: https://www.epa.gov/great-lakes-aocs/ashtabula-river-aoc-delisted ..read more
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The Freshwater Capital with Cuyahoga County Executive Chris Ronayne
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by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
6M ago
We asked Cuyahoga County Executive Chris Ronayne to join us for a discussion of his vision for a Freshwater Institute, some experiences from his days as City Planner, biking the Towpath Trail, and lessons learned from Lake Erie surfers and bird enthusiasts alike ..read more
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The Cleveland Metroparks (and Zoo!)
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by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
7M ago
We welcome Jenn Grieser and Sean McDermott from Cleveland Metroparks for an overview of our remarkable park system, restoration projects that we've partnered on, as well as ecology, conservation—and ziplines! Learn more about the Metroparks at https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/ Here's a great new video on the Watershed Stewardship Center in Parma, OH. Want to get involved? Learn about the Watershed Volunteer Program here ..read more
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Great Lakes Basics with Greater Cleveland Aquarium
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by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
8M ago
Lili Fikter is the Education and Interpretation Coordinator at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. She gives an overview of the Great Lakes and the Aquarium's work to make connections between their fish and animals and the local watersheds that support those species. Learn more about the Aquarium at www.greaterclevelandaquarium.com ..read more
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