Scope10 Strategic Commitment to Protect the Environment
Sanitary sewer overflows and aging infrastructure are growing concerns for many utilities and municipalities across the nation. Cleveland Utilities has instituted the SCOPE-10 program to oversee management of the CMOM (Capacity, Management, Operations and Maintenance) program, manage wastewater rehabilitation and address sanitary sewer overflows.
The SCOPE-10 program will include performing Sewer System Evaluation Surveys (SSES), which are comprised of smoke testing, manhole inspections, flow isolation studies, dye-trace studies and CCTV inspection. In conjunction with these studies CU plans to perform rehabilitation and replacement of the wastewater collection system. Cleveland Utilities has currently committed to spend an average of 2.9 million dollars annually over the next ten years to address these problems.
SCOPE-10 also attempts to provide customers and consumers tips on how to protect their property and the environment. These tips range from how to properly dispose of cooking grease to prevent sewage backups and how to properly maintain their sewer lateral.