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Ohio EPA To Host Hearing Regarding Christiansburg Sewer Project

Ohio EPA will host a public hearing on April 9, 2013, to accept comments on draft wastewater limits for the village of Christiansburg. If approved, the village would follow up with a permit-to-install for a wastewater collection and treatment system to replace on-site septic systems. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Fire Company, 110 W. First St.

The proposed discharge would go to West Fork Honey Creek. This stream was part of a 2012 study of the larger Middle Great Miami River watershed. The study found that while the larger watershed was attaining exceptional warm water habitat status, improperly treated wastewater from the Christiansburg area caused impairment in West Fork Honey Creek (a warm water habitat). The new collection and treatment system would capture and treat wastewater from the village, allowing for improved conditions in the stream. The draft permit would set limits for wastewater quality after it is treated.

The draft permit and supporting information may be obtained by calling Joe Reynolds, Southwest District Office, Ohio EPA, (937) 285-6357.

Written testimony will be given the same weight as oral testimony and will be accepted until the close of business April 16, 2013. Written comments may be sent to Ohio EPA-DSW, Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. In the past 40 years, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. Ohio EPA….40 years and moving forward.


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