8/20/21
PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER, (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: Anthony Chenault
CITIZEN CONTACT: Jessica Langdon

Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Marietta Water Treatment Plant

Information Session and Hearing Scheduled Sept. 1

Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to discuss the receipt of applications for a modification to an existing wastewater discharge permit and a permit-to-install for the Marietta water treatment plant. 

An information session will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at the Marietta Armory, 241 Front Street, Room 10, immediately followed by a hearing to accept public comments on the certification application. Attendees are expected to follow the rules of the building which may have mask/distancing requirements.

If approved, discharges from the activity would result in degradation to, or lowering of, the water quality to the Muskingum River. 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 replacing the existing lime softening water treatment plant with a new, reverse osmosis treatment plant. 

Participants who want handouts for the meeting should contact Jessica Langdon (Jessica.Langdon@epa.ohio.gov) so electronic copies may be emailed on the day of the public meeting.

Anyone may submit comments or request to be on the mailing list for information. To comment or receive information on the application, write to: Ohio EPA-DSW, Attn: Permits Processing Unit, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 or email epa.dswcomments@epa.ohio.gov. All comments received at the hearing or via mail by close of business Sept. 8, 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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