5/3/21
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Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Carvel Manor Wastewater Treatment Plant

Information Session and Hearing Scheduled May 17

Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on Monday, May 17, 2021, to discuss the receipt of applications for a wastewater discharge renewal permit for the Carvel Manor wastewater treatment plant in Pickaway County.

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.

If approved, discharges from the activity would result in degradation to, or lowering of, the water quality to the unnamed tributary to the Scioto River, and subsequently the Scioto River. However, discharges cannot violate Ohio’s water quality standards that protect human health and the environment. Ohio EPA will consider technical, economic, social, and environmental aspects of the project before deciding whether to issue or deny the certification.

The proposed project includes a larger treatment system, two slow surface sand filters, ultraviolet disinfection, a dosing tank, aeration tanks, and post aeration.

Written comments may be submitted during the virtual public hearing or emailed to the attention of John Owen at epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov. All comments received at the virtual hearing or via email by close of business May 24, will be considered by Ohio EPA prior to final action on this proposal.

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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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