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Edgewater Beach under advisory after storms cause sewage overflow

Sewage and storm water discharged into Lake Erie during an overflow event that happened around 4:40 p.m.

CLEVELAND — A public advisory is posted at Edgewater Beach following heavy rains Monday afternoon lead to sewage overflow.

According to the Northeast Ohio Sewer District, sewage and storm water discharged into Lake Erie during an overflow event that happened around 4:40 p.m.

Beach goers, particularly the elderly, children and those in poor health, are advised to stay away from the water and any debris at this time.

“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.”

According to the sewer district, Project Clean lake is a 25-year capitol improvement plan that will reduce sewage entering the lake and other Northeast Ohio waterways.

The last sewer discharge was March 29, 2020.

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