Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements and the Capital Improvement Charge
See the below information on the WWTP Secondary Treatment Improvement Project and associated Capital Improvement Charge for the project.
WHY IS THE CITY OF OREGON DOING THIS PROJECT?
Along with other communities across the country, the City of Oregon is being required to upgrade its WWTP facilities in order to eliminate WWTP bypasses and sanitary sewer overflows that are detrimental to Lake Erie. These system bypasses are illegal and in accordance to the City of Oregon’s Ohio EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit No. 2PD00035*MD, the City is required by the OEPA to increase the secondary treatment capacity of the Oregon WWTP from 24 million gallons per day (MGD) to 36 MGD. This project will eliminate secondary treatment bypasses to Lake Erie and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) to Otter Creek during wet weather events. Per the Compliance Schedule of the said permit, the project will be constructed in two (2) phases and be completed by the end of 2017.