Northeast Ohio green infrastructure plan as required by a 2011 US EPA consent decree.
(2012) Published by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. On July 7, 2011, a Consent Decree was filed between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the State of Ohio and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (District). The document describes the specific combined sewer overflow (CSO) control measures, reduction quantities, performance goals and construction and monitoring measures the District will be required to perform over the next 25 years. A key component of the Consent Decree requires the District to develop a Green Infrastructure Plan (GI Plan). This GI Plan shall detail how the District will control an additional 44 million gallons of wet weather CSO volume above the gray infrastructure control measures required by the Consent Decree through green infrastructure (GI) and spend at least $42 million dollars to build GI projects.
The Appendix includes green infrastructure stormwater control measures.