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Hemlock Creek Watershed Utility Improvement Project

Attention Affected Hemlock Creek Watershed Utility Improvement Project Residents  
(residents on Hillside Road, Seven Hills Boulevard, Cherry Lane, Nemet Drive, Twilight Drive, South Mary Lane, Mary Lane, North Mary Lane, Oak Lane, and Shady Lane)

The Construction Schedule for the Hemlock Creek Watershed Utility Improvement Project can be found here.
Please note that the Construction Schedule is considered tentative and can change as construction progresses.

 Update:  June 2018 - 

-       Construction for The Hemlock Creek Watershed Utility Improvements Project has been awarded to Fabrizi Trucking & Paving Co., Inc. with the lowest and best bid of $6,666,452.71.


-       Actual construction is nearly underway with tree removal and tree trimming operations commencing the week of June 4, 2018.  Construction notices are being hand-delivered by the Contractor to the affected residents where tree removals will be performed.


-       As construction progresses, all affected residents will be notified by a hand-delivered construction notice.  Look for these notices to be delivered around 4 days before the construction will begin on your street.


-       As always, the City appreciates your patience during the construction of the Hemlock Creek Watershed Utility Improvements Project.  If there are any concerns you have, please contact Daniel J. Collins, P.E., City Engineer at or, Councilman Thomas Snitzky at .

At least 4 to 5 days before construction begins on your street, the Contractor will be hand-delivering a Notice to each home that provides important information about the Project including the Contractor contact names and a phone number. Click here to see an example letter. Please do not be alarmed by this Notice as it is intended to provide you with helpful information.

*** Notice to Affected Hemlock Creek Watershed Utility Improvements Property Owners and/or Residents ***

When the time comes, after construction is 100% completed and accepted by the City, each property owner will have the responsbility of hiring a Contractor to have their septic system abandoned and their home connected to the newly installed public sanitary sewer system (to the provided sanitary sewer lateral connection).


The privately hired Contractor will need to be registered and current with the Ciy of Seven Hills Building Department.  The Contractor shall submit a completed Permit Application, with an accompanying drawing, for review by the City Building and Engineering Departments for issuance of a required Building Permit.  Please visit the Building Department online at: for additonal information and downloadable forms.


The property owner / Contractor is responsible to include a copy of the Household Sewage Treatment System Abandonment Permit issued by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) with his/her submitted Permit Application to the City of Seven Hills Building Department.  For information regarding the CCBH Abandonment Permit, please visit the CCBH online at:


After the CCBH has been notified that a sewer connection is available to the property owners, they will then have 6 months to connect to the public sanitary sewer. The old septic tanks must be properly abandoned, as old storage tanks pose a safety and public health concern. Old tanks can and will collapse over time.


In the event that a building, driveway, etc. is directly over a portion of the tank, the tank can be thoroughly pumped and then completely filled with an inert material, such as sand or gravel. The tank should be filled with a material that will only allow for a minimal amount of settling.  This is up to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s discretion.


Should anyone have any questions regarding septic systems and the abandonment procedures, please feel free to contact Mr. Bryan Lynch, BS at:

Cuyahoga County Board of Health - Environmental Public Health Services 

5550 Venture Drive 
Parma, Ohio 44130   

(216) 201-2001 ext. 1263  

Fax- (
216) 676-1317


In the future, all affected property owners will receive a notification letter from the City of Seven Hills via U.S. Mail explaining and offering further information.


The following programs are offered to residents who may need financial assistance and who qualify for abandoning their household sewage treatment system (aka “septic system”) and connecting to the sanitary sewer lateral service connection:


  1.  Cuyahoga County Department of Development’s Four Component (4COM) Home Repair Loan Program.  Click here for additional information.
  2. Cuyahoga County Board of Health, through the Ohio Environmental Agency (OEPA).
- FAQs
- Letter
- Application

Please continue to check this page for additional information.

For property owners needing information on Contractors in the future who can provide construction services, please click here!

For a brief list of contractors who are qualified and registered with the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works, please click here. NOTE: Contractors on this list are also REQUIRED to be registered with the City of Seven Hills BEFORE performing any work in the City of Seven Hills. 

Hemlock Creek Watershed Utility Improvements Official Bid Tabulation of March 19, 2018

Hemlock Creek Watershed Utility Improvements Pre-Construction Meeting Minutes of April 20, 2018

2017 NEORSD MCIP Progress Report Summary of June 1, 2018

Previous Updates and Info

Frequently Asked Questions for Residents