Request for public comment: Wastewater Plant Rehabilitation

Avon Lake Regional Water intends to rehabilitate your wastewater treatment plant, improve the treatment process, and expand operations within the land we already own, some of which is currently undeveloped. We will be requesting up to $40 million from the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) for this project that will provide you with additional efficiencies and resulting cost savings. This project will be paid for with your wastewater payments over the coming years, which will continue to rise as Avon Lake’s infrastructure ages and requires replacement.

Ohio EPA will administer loan preparation.  Construction will be undertaken by contractors selected by competitive bidding. Construction will begin 2016 and be completed 2018. Avon Lake Regional Water will receive a blended interest rate of the standard (currently 2.18%) and the HAB-response rate of 0%.

EPA Environmental Report on Avon Lake Regional Water’s Wastewater Plant Rehab
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 Dan Halterman of Ohio EPA at either: Daniel.Halterman@epa.ohio.gov or (614) 644-3658.

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 November 15, 2015. Comments can be sent three ways:

Via telephone (440) 933-6226
Via e-mail (contact@avonlakewater.org)
Via Facebook message (facebook.com/avonlakewater.org)

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