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Advisory issued for Edgewater Beach after raw sewage overflows into Lake Erie...again

Posted at 12:05 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 08:58:48-04

CLEVELAND — An advisory has been issued for Edgewater Beach after the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewage District said Monday's rainfall caused a raw sewage overflow into Lake Erie.

The overflow happened around 10:15 a.m.

According to the district, combined sewers carry stormwater and sewage in the same pipe.

Anyone at the beach is asked to avoid swimming in the water.

“Our region has experienced many strong storms in recent years, an ongoing trend that we will see more of in the future,” said Director of Watershed Programs Frank Greenland. “CSOs, along with flooding and streambank erosion, all impact water quality throughout our region. Fortunately, the Sewer District is developing a regional solution to manage these sizeable issues and protect our region’s greatest natural resource: Lake Erie.”

The last overflow happened on July 27.

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