September 22, 2023

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Clean Water Act (CWA) CrimeBox for the week of September 19 to 25, 2022

Environmental Crimes: Historic Case: Fiscal Year 2004, CR_1420

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

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The owner/operator of an industrial plating company acted to avoid an approved local pre-treatment requirement for the company’s process wastewater. The owner/operator was indicted under the Clean Water Act, for knowingly discharging industrial effluent below pH 6 into the municipal sanitary sewer of Cincinnati.

The defendant pled guilty to the charge and was sentenced to probation and a federal fine.

Incarceration: 0 months Home confinement:0 months: Federal fines: $1000; Probation:12 months; Community Service: 0 hours

No compliance rate changes this week, and no new violators are listed.

 SDWA Compliance for the week of Sep 19-25, 2022 69.7% *

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

  • 4342 Drinking Water Facilities in Ohio
  • 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

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 Sept 19-25, 2022

  • Sep 12, 2022 60 000 gallons of wastewater reported released in Tuscarawas River watershed at Zanesville (Tuscarawas County).Unnamed waterbody affected.
  • Sep 17, 2022, 100 gallons of xylene dimethylbenzene reported spilled in Tuscarawas River watershed, Dover Township (Tuscarawas County).
  • Sep 12, 2022, Unknown amount of mercury reported spilled in Upper Scioto watershed, Upper Arlington (Franklin County).
  • Sep 20, 2022 Fish kill reported in St.Marys River watershed, unknown amount of unspecified petroleum product reported spilled at Minster (Auglaize County)
  • Sep 12, 2022, 500 gallons of oil product reported recovered from an oil spill in Lower Great Miami River at Dayton (Montgomery County)

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