NE Ohio sewer district to help restore watershed

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District has received Board approval to enter into Sponsorship Agreements with the City of Parma and the West Creek Preservation Committee to help restore the West Creek Watershed...

Aug 31st, 2004

CLEVELAND, Aug. 30, 2004 (PRNewswire) -- The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District has received Board approval to enter into Sponsorship Agreements with the City of Parma and the West Creek Preservation Committee to help restore the West Creek Watershed.

This is a multi-community project that will benefit the cities of Parma, Brooklyn Heights and Independence. Specific improvements include controlling stream bank erosion, improving fish habitat and migration, as well as controlling and reducing local flooding. According to District Environmental Planner and Project Manager Mark Link, "This program is an unprecedented opportunity to direct available money to help restore urban streams."

This West Creek Watershed Improvement Program will be funded through the Ohio EPA's Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP). The grant, which is tied to the Ohio EPA's low interest Water Pollution Control Loan Fund program, will pay for the project at an estimated cost of $1.2 million. Oxbow River and Stream Restoration, Inc. will begin designing the project this winter with actual construction slated to begin in the summer of 2005. For more information, please contact Mark Link at (216) 881-6600.

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District operates three wastewater treatment plants and related water pollution control facilities on Lake Erie, the Cuyahoga River and Rocky River. The District serves 59 suburban communities and the City of Cleveland and employs approximately 580 people.

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