December 5, 2022

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Clean Water Act (CWA) CrimeBox for the week of Nov 14 to 20, 2022

Environmental Crimes: Historic Case: Fiscal Year 2009, CR_1876

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

Skipping industrial wastewater pre-treatment gets metal plater $35,000 in fines and community service

Yet another metal plating facility bypassed the required pre-treatment process for its heavy metal contaminated industrial process water. 

The company was charged with one count of knowingly violating the Clean Water Act for discharging untreated or partially treated wastewater into the sanitary sewer in Dayton, Ohio.

Probation: 36 months; Federal fines: $20,000; Restitution/Community Service: $15,000

SDWA Compliance for the week of Nov 14-20, 2022     68.4% *

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

  • 4323 Drinking Water Facilities in Ohio
  • 1364 (31.5%) with Current Violations
  • 30 (.69%) with Significant Violations
  • 360 (8.3%) with Formal Enforcement Actions (in the last 5 yrs)
  • 0 Criminal Prosecutions under the Safe Drinking Water Act
  • 54,163 residents served by DWF with significant violations

UPDATED:  Significant Violations List includes:

Apple Creek Village Public Water Supply, pop 1190 (Wayne)

Berkshire Hills Country Club, pop 100 (Geauga)

Brunersburg WD, pop 500 (Defiance)

Brunersburg – Evansport WD, pop 268 (Defiance)

Camp Gideon Retreat Centre, pop 50 (Carroll)

Christi Water System Inc., pop 483 (Defiance)

Comet Mobile Home Park, pop 25 (Summit)

Deer Creek Golf Course, pop 124 (Trumbull)

Dollar General #20756 Mount Sterling, pop 223 (Madison)

Fairbridge Inn Express, pop 50 (Madison)

Good Vibrations PWS, pop 50 (Summit)

Gurney Elementary School, pop 640 (Geauga)

Hamler Village, pop 627 (Henry)

Holgate Village, pop 1150 (Henry)

Hollansburg Park/Ball Diamond Public Water System, pop 100 (Darke)

Huffman MetroPark Momba Well Public Water System, pop 145 (Greene)

Lamiell Properties, pop 55 (Summit)

Landeck Tavern, pop 65 (Allen)

Laura Village, pop 487 (Miami)

Maysville Regional Water, pop 6540 (Muskingum), pop 100 (Geauga)

Mulligans Pub, Driving Range and Putt Putt, pop 100 (Geauga)

Paulding Village, pop 3605 (Paulding)

Potemkin Industries Inc. PWS, pop 33 (Knox)

South Vienna Village Public Water System, pop 393 (Clark)

The Virtues Golf Club Clubhouse Public Water System, pop 150 (Licking)

Thompson Raceway Park, pop 300 (Geauga)

Turkeyfoot Resort, pop 50 (Logan)

Wauseon City, pop 7425 (Fulton)

Willow Lake Park, pop 110 (Trumbull)

Woodsfield Village PWS, pop 2598 (Monroe)

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.”

Spills we are tracking:  Week of Nov 14-20, 2022

Lower Maumee Watershed

  • Nov 9 - 90 lbs of pesticides spilled at Toledo – Lucas County

Paint Creek Watershed

  • Nov 9 – manure not specified reported dumped in Paint Creek at Paint Creek Township – Fayette County

Raccoon -Symmes River Watershed

  • Nov 10 – unknown amount of unknown material reported dumped into an unnamed water body at Wellston – Jackson County

Mahoning River Watershed

  • Nov 12 – unknown amount of unspecified acid reported spilled into Bears Den Run at Youngstown – Mahoning County

Cuyahoga River Watershed

  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of hydraulic oil, motor oil and unspecified petroleum reported spilled in Big Creek at Parma – Cuyahoga County


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