Request for public comment: 45s Area Project
Avon Lake Regional Water intends to rehabilitate the drinking water and wastewater infrastructure within the 45s area, including Lakewood, Oakwood, Forest, South Point, Tomahawk, Clifton, Overlook, Electric, and Vanda. We will be requesting $20 million to $30 million from the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) for this project that will both provide more reliable water and wastewater services and reduce overflows into Lake Erie. This project will be paid for with revenues collected by water fees (for the water lines), wastewater fees (for the sanitary sewers), and taxes for the storm sewers and road repairs.
Ohio EPA will administer loan preparation. Construction will be undertaken by contractors selected by competitive bidding. Construction will begin 2017 and be completed 2019. Avon Lake Regional Water will receive a blended interest rate of the standard (currently 1.98%) and the HAB-response rate of 0%.
EPA Environmental Report on Avon Lake Regional Water’s 45s Area Project
After the public comment window has closed, the Ohio EPA will make available for public review an environmental report of this project. Once ready, the document may be viewed here, Ohio EPA’s website at: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/defa/ofa.aspx (“Documents Available for Review and Comment” – WPCLF Documents for Review and Comment”) and at our administrative offices at 201 Miller Road in Avon Lake.
If you would like to receive either an electronic copy via e-mail or a paper copy of the document via U.S. mail, please contact Linda Merchant-Masonbrink of Ohio EPA at either: L.Merchantmasonbrink@epa.ohio.gov or (614) 644-3656.
Please contact Todd Danielson, Chief Utilities Executive, 440-933-6226, if you want more information or have questions or comments. Comments should be received no later than September 15, 2017. Comments can be sent three ways:
Via telephone (440) 933-6226
Via e-mail (email@example.com)
Via Facebook message (facebook.com/avonlakewater.org)