4/14/21
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Ohio EPA Meeting About Clermont County Water Plant Discharge Permit

Virtual Public Information Session and Hearing April 27

Ohio EPA is considering an application to renew the wastewater discharge permit for the Miami Goshen drinking water treatment plant in Clermont County.

A virtual public meeting about the request will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. It will begin with the Agency giving a short presentation on 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 of the meeting.

The drinking water treatment plant, located on Route 126 near Miamiville, discharges wastewater to the Little Miami River. The renewal application proposes increasing the amount of wastewater discharged from the facility. The discharge includes waste brine from the water treatment process, wash waters, and ion exchange system wastewater.

If approved, the discharge from the water treatment plant may result in a change from current water quality conditions of the Little Miami River but cannot violate Ohio’s water quality standards that protect human health and the environment.

Ohio EPA is accepting public comments about the application until 5 p.m. on May 4, 2021. Written comments can be submitted during the virtual hearing or emailed to epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov. Please include the permit name or number (ID# 1IX00030) in the subject line of emails.

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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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