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Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit Changes for Napoleon Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, about changes to the Napoleon water treatment plant’s wastewater discharge permit. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Napoleon City Council Chambers, 255 West Riverview Ave., Napoleon.
At the meeting, Ohio EPA will present information, answer questions and accept public comments on the proposed changes. The city would install a new water treatment system which would result in the discharge of dissolved solids such as salts and other minerals.
The proposed project may result in a change from current water quality conditions, but 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 permit. The water treatment plant discharges to the Maumee River and flows into Lake Erie.
Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the permit application through Nov. 3, 2016. Anyone may submit comments or request to be on the mailing list for information. To comment or receive information on the permit application, write to: Ohio EPA-DSW, Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.