By James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer on October 30, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Four years after launching a $3 billion project to capture and clean sewage before it flowed into Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River, incremental progress is being measured in vital, but minuscule clean water indicators.

The latest encouraging report came recently following water quality testing in the Mill Creek, a once-polluted tributary of the Cuyahoga that runs through urban neighborhoods of Garfield Heights and Cuyahoga Heights.

John Rhoades and Seth Hothem of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District said the September tests produced the cleanest water readings at that site since they began testing the creek 20 years ago.

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* Photo credit: Joshua Gunter, Northeast Ohio Media Group