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Summit County Department of Sanitary Sewer Systems (DSSS) has identified the Shepard Hills neighborhood in the City of Macedonia as an area that experiences excessive surcharging in the sanitary sewers during wet weather. This contributes to sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) downstream of this area during those events. In order to address these issues, DSSS is starting a project with the objective of removing excessive clean water from private property that in turn will reduce the potential of wet-weather related sewer backups into homes and SSOs.

Who is paying for this?

DSSS is funding this project completely with the support from the NEORSD Member Community Infrastructure Program (MCIP) for this project. There is no cost whatsoever to the homeowner.

Why is this important?

Keeping clean water out of the sanitary sewers will help reduce the amount sewage overflowing into storm ditches, storm sewers, or backing up into basements during wet-weather.

What do you need from me?

Crews will need access into your home to review the interior plumbing configuration to locate and utilize the sanitary cleanout as a camera entry point into the sanitary lateral. A form will need to be signed that allows us to enter and check your home. Check out the Project Information page for more information.

How do you plan to do this safely?

Our first priority with each review is the health and safety of each homeowner. We have implemented safety protocols for each review that follow all recommended guidelines from the CDC and Ohio Department of Health. Check out the Health & Safety page for more information.