Fayette council adopts long-term sewer plan 10.3

Written by David Green.

Fayette council members made their decision Thursday about how to proceed with sewer system work. Now they’ll wait for Ohio EPA approval and continue seeking funding for the work.

Council approved a motion to empower the village staff and consultants to negotiate a long term control plan that will meet Ohio EPA mandated standards by reducing system overflows to a maximum of four events per year.

The plan is to incorporate these elements:

1. Continue the Combined Sewer Separation Master Strategy  adopted in 1997 and implemented in 1998;

2. Be spread over the maximum allowable   period of time;

3. Be sequenced in such a way that will allow the community the flexibility to address sewer treatment capacity issues that may arise through either economic development opportunities or discharge permit compliance issues.

Village administrator Tom Spiess told council members that Arcadis engineering firm will create a formal presentation, followed by informal talks with the Ohio EPA and a public meeting in November to present the plan to the public.

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