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Kristopher Weiss

Stark County Mobile Home Park to Address Clean Water Act Violations

In a settlement with Ohio EPA, the Forty Corners Mobile Home Park has agreed to fix its sewage collection system and enhance staffing at the park’s wastewater treatment plant located at 10530 Forty Corners Street in Lawrence Township.

Beginning in 2006, Ohio EPA repeatedly cited the park with violating the Clean Water Act. It was determined that, during high-flow events, the park intentionally diverted inadequately treated wastewater around the treatment plant and into an unnamed tributary of the Tuscarawas River. The plant’s effluent discharge routinely exceeded permitted limits.

To eliminate unauthorized discharges from the collection and treatment system, the park will evaluate the sewer system to identify areas of infiltration and inflow – locations where storm water enters the sanitary sewer during rain events and overwhelms the treatment process. The park will propose upgrades needed to correct the problem, obtain an Ohio EPA permit to do the work and begin construction within one year. The park also will enhance staffing at the plant until it can fully comply with Ohio’s water pollution control laws.

As part of the settlement, the park also will make a financial contribution to support Ohio EPA’s Clean Diesel School Bus Fund, Ohio Environmental Education Fund and regulatory oversight.

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