Request for Public Comment: Flow Diversion Structure

Avon Lake Regional Water intends to create a flow diversion structure for Avon Lake Regional Water to reduce the possibility of a sanitary sewer overflow into Lake Erie. We will be requesting $500,000 from the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) for this project. This project will be paid for with revenues collected by wastewater fees.

Ohio EPA will administer loan preparation.  Construction will be undertaken by contractors selected by competitive bidding. Construction is intended to take place in 2020.  Avon Lake Regional Water would receive a 0%-interest loan.

EPA Environmental Report on Avon Lake Regional Water’s Flow Diversion Structure
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:  (“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: or (614) 644-3656.

Please contact Todd Danielson, Chief Utilities Executive, 440-933-6226, if you would like more information or have questions/comments. Comments should be received no later than October 11, 2019. Comments can be sent three ways:

Via telephone (440) 933-6226
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