CLEVELAND — In late September, the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals ruled against the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) in finding that, among other things, the Sewer District does not have the authority under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 6119 or its Charter to enact and implement the Regional Stormwater Management Program under Title V, or to collect its stormwater fee.

As a result of this ruling, NEORSD suspended Regional Stormwater Management Program activities and the collection of stormwater fees for the program while it pursues an appeal of the Court’s ruling to the Ohio Supreme Court.