EUCLID CREEK WATERSHED PROGRAM
Euclid Creek Tunnel Project - NEORSD project
The Euclid Creek Storage Tunnel Project is a Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) combined sewer overflow (CSO) control tunnel project that will improve water quality in Lake Erie and Euclid Creek. The Euclid Creek Storage Tunnel Project is designed to significantly reduce the number of combined sewer overflows to Euclid Creek and Lake Erie by re-routing the overflow systems into the new tunnel that will extend from the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in the E. 140th St. area, running eastward along Lakeshore Boulevard to Euclid Creek at Nottingham and St. Clair.
CSOs are outlets that dump excess water from the combined sewer system into streams and lakes during storm events, when increased waterflow overwhelms the system. These outfalls are managed by the NEORSD. Overflow events occur between 14 and 63 times a year per CSO in Euclid Creek and Lake Erie. This project will reduce events from 7 CSO's by diverting the overflows into the new tunnel which will then send the contaminated water to the Easterly WWTP for treatment. The design of the Euclid Creek Storage Tunnel was suspended due to complex negotiations with multiple state and federal agencies. Now the project is back under design and construction is slated to begin in the fall of 2010 and will last four years at a cost of $204 million dollars. This massive public investment will greatly improve water quality in Euclid Creek and Lake Erie, our regionís invaluable source of drinking water.
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For more information, please contact Kellie Rotunno, P.E., Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Director of Engineering & Construction, 216-881-6600