PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER, (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: Dina Pierce
CITIZEN CONTACT: Heather Lauer
Ohio EPA Hosting Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Well Site
Information Session Scheduled for March 12
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on March 12, 2019, to discuss the proposed siting of a drinking water well by Artesian of Pioneer near the village of Fayette. The information session will be at Fayette Local School, 400 E. Gamble Road.
During the information session, Ohio EPA staff will explain well siting requirements for wells that serve public water systems and the multi-step process to establish a new public water system. The Agency will respond to questions about the process. Anyone may submit questions for the meeting in advance by emailing Heather Lauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, anyone may submit written comments about the well site at the public information session or by writing to Ohio EPA, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, Attn. Craig Smith, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049. Ohio EPA values public input. Deadline for public comments is March 15.
The draft well site approval letter is available online.
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. Since then, 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.