Improvements coming to Dupont, Cloverdale wastewater facilities

By Sam Shriver -

DUPONT — Financing is now in place for work to begin Monday for the Village of Dupont’s sewer collection system and wastewater treatment plant project.

The project involves the construction of a septic tank effluent pressure collection system in Dupont and an ORENCO Ax-Max recirculating media filter wastewater treatment plant to serve both Dupont and Cloverdale, according to a press release from the Village of Dupont.

Miller Contracting Group Inc. will be doing the work, which is mandated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

An order issued in December 2008 found individual residences in both the Dupont and Cloverdale were served by an antiquated treatment system.

Both villages have been found to be sending sewage into the Auglaize River, which is a violation of the Ohio Water Pollution Control Act as well as Putnam County and Ohio Department of Health codes.

The project will cost the Village of Dupont $6.39 million. It is being financed through grants, with $750,000 coming from Community Development Block Grants, a $4 million Ohio EPA grant, a $500,000 Ohio Water Development Authority grant and a $1.14 million Army Corps of Engineers grant.

The Village of Cloverdale has yet to secure all of its financing for its portion of the project. That could happen yet in January. Construction for that part is expected in February.

The entire project should take about a year to complete.

By Sam Shriver

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