12/2/20
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Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Bainbridge Wastewater Treatment Plant Application

Information Session and Hearing Scheduled Dec. 16

Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public meeting about an application for a proposed wastewater treatment plant and sanitary sewer system in the village of Bainbridge. 

The virtual public meeting begins at 6 p.m. with the Agency giving a short presentation about the application and answering questions from the public. A hearing will immediately follow, during which the public may submit written comments on the record about the application. Citizens who want to participate must register in advance for the meeting.

Bainbridge is requesting to build a wastewater treatment plant in the village with a direct discharge to Paint Creek. A new centralized sanitary sewer system would transport sewage flow to the proposed wastewater treatment plant. 

If approved, the new discharge from the wastewater treatment plant may result in a change from current water quality conditions of Paint Creek, but cannot violate Ohio’s water quality standards that protect human health and the environment. The permit would include limits to protect water quality standards.

Written comments may be submitted during the virtual public hearing or emailed to the attention of Division of Surface Water – Permits Processing Unit at epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov. All comments received at the virtual hearing or via email by close of business Jan. 14 will be considered by Ohio EPA prior to final action on this proposal. All emailed comments should include “0PB00092” in the subject line.

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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. 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.

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