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Ontario to Eliminate Rock Road Sewage Overflows

The city of Ontario will eliminate sanitary sewer overflows from the Rock Road lift station by 2016 and conduct other sewer system improvements to reduce inflow and infiltration of storm water into the system.

The settlement with Ohio EPA includes a series of projects designed to eliminate overflows of untreated sewage into an unnamed tributary of Clear Fork Reservoir and the Clear Fork of the Mohican River. The raw or diluted sewage poses a risk to public health and the environment.

Scheduled improvements include design and construction of an equalization basin, sealing manholes, designing and initiating a rehabilitation program for sanitary sewer mains, replacing the Rock Road force main connection point and rehabilitating or replacing the Elizabeth Road lift station.

Ontario's sanitary sewer system transports the city's wastewater to the Mansfield wastewater treatment plant for treatment. The city has been working to eliminate storm water infiltration and inflow since before 2005. Overflows from two lift stations have been eliminated.

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