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Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts From Darbydale Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
Meeting to be Held Monday, April 18, 2016
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed wastewater treatment plant expansion that discharges to a tributary of Big Darby Creek located at 6262 London-Groveport Road, Grove City. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016, at Pleasant View Middle School, 7255 Knopp Road, Grove City.
If the permit modification is approved, the proposed expansion would allow the county-owned facility to increase its treated discharge by 150,000 gallons per day to a total of 450,000 gallons per day. The expansion would allow Franklin County to retire older wastewater treatment plants and would not accommodate new development.
The proposed project may result in a change from the current water quality conditions but cannot violate Ohio’s water quality standards that protect human health and the environment. Ohio EPA will consider the technical, economic, social and environmental aspects of the project before deciding to issue or deny a permit.
Ohio EPA values comments from the public and will accept written comments about this permit until April 25, 2016. Comments should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or EPA-DSW, Attention Permits Processing unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43215-1049.
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.