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2022/7/29 CrimeBox


Clean Water Act (CWA) Crime Box for the week of July 25-31

Ohio EPA Spill Hotline 1-800-282-9378

“Report emergencies involving the release of any material that impacts public health or the environment, including chemicals, petroleum, manure, fires/explosions, or to make an emergency notification to Ohio EPA as required by law or by permit.”

Environmental Crimes: Historic Case ID# CR2-99-161, Fiscal Year 2000

One of 56 Criminal Prosecutions under the Clean Water Act (from 1989-2020)

(2000) A corporation contracted to operate six wastewater treatment plants for Muskingum County falsified reports of the levels of contaminants in effluent release, including the amount of ammonia and fecal coliform bacteria. Two key personnel with the corporation were charged and indicted on a total of 72 counts of violating the Clean Water Act. The corporation was fined $50,000 one of the individuals involved was sentenced to 27 months incarceration, a year of probation and a $6000 fine; the other defendant served twelve months of supervised confinement and 384 hours of community service, along with a $2000 special assessment fee.




SDWA Compliance for the week of July 25-31, 2022 69.7% *

*Ohio drinking water facilities currently in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act

  • 4342 Drinking Water Facilities
  • 1314 with Current Violations
  • 50 with Significant Violations
  • 354 with Formal Enforcement Actions (in the last 5 yrs)
  • 0 Criminal Prosecutions under the Safe Drinking Water Act

Significant Violations List includes:

7 and 14 Truck Stop

Apple Creek Village

Brunersburg WD

Campbell Soup Supply Co

Carey Conservation Sportsmans Club

Champion Camping Club Public Water System

Choctaw Utilities Inc.

Comet Mobile Home Park

Community Freewill Baptist Church

Deer Creek Golf Course

Dietz Landing Public Water System

Dollar General #20756 Mount Sterling

Dutch Country Restaurant

Elks Club 1377 Public Water System

Fairbridge Inn Express

Freeport Village Public Water System

Galion City

Hamler Village

Hillside Mobile Home Park

Holgate Village

Hollansburg Park/Ball Diamond Public Water System

Huffman MetroPark Momba Well Public Water System

Joe’s Place II

Knipp Farms Inc. AMLC

Lamiell Properties

Landeck Tavern

Laura Village

Lima City

Lithopolis Village Public Water System

Longs Retreat Well 11, 14, 16, 18

Maysville Regional Water

Mcafee Tool and Die Inc.

Melody Fool

Mount Pleasant Public Water System

Mulligans Pub, Driving Range and Putt Putt

Pioneer Inn

Plank Road Tavern

Pleasant Valley Church and School

Sirna Pizza Public Water System

South Vienna Village Public Water System

Sunset Terrace Mobile Home Park

The Springfield House Public Water System

The Virtues Golf Club Clubhouse Public Water System

Thompson Center Market Public Water System

Valley Office Parkland Preschool Public Water System

Wauseon City

Wilmot Village Public Water System









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