Toledo Tackles Overflows With Massive Multi-Year Program

The February 2017 Municipal Sewer & Water cover story focuses on an 18-year, $500 million effort undertaken by the city of Toledo, Ohio, to upgrade infrastructure and cut down on the amount of sewer overflows.

The February 2017 Municipal Sewer & Water cover story focuses on an 18-year, $500 million effort undertaken by the city of Toledo, Ohio, to upgrade infrastructure and cut down on the amount of sewer overflows. 

In this video, Julie Cousino, program administrator for the Toledo Waterways Initiative, discusses some of the projects that are currently ongoing, in particular the Ottawa River Storage Facility — a three-year project set to be completed this year that includes a 36 million gallon underground storage basin and a 172 mgd pump station. Once the entire initiative is complete in 2020, overflows into Toledo waterways will have been reduced by about 650 million gallons annually.

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