Proposed Consent Orders
The Division of Surface Water staff works closely with the regulated community and local health departments to ensure that surface waters of the state are free of pollution. The regulated community with which DSW staff works includes wastewater facilities, both municipal and industrial, and small, unsewered communities experiencing problems with unsanitary conditions.
DSW staff provides technical assistance, conducts inspections of wastewater treatment plants, reviews operation reports, oversees land application of biosolids and manure from large concentrated animal feeding operations, and investigates complaints regarding malfunctioning waste water treatment plants and violations of Ohio's Water Quality Standards. DSW strives to ensure that permitted facilities comply with their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. DSW also assists small communities with inadequate means of waste water treatment seek alternatives to help abate pollution to waters of the state.
In cases which Ohio EPA is unable to resolve continuing water quality problems, DSW may recommend that enforcement action be taken. The enforcement and compliance staff work with Ohio EPA attorneys, as well as the Attorney General's Office, to resolve these cases.
Enforcement Action Documents
Surface water related enforcement actions are posted on the Web. Click on the appropriate year, and you will be linked to a list of the actions for that year. If you click on a specific action, you will be able to view the actual signed document.