Unsewered Communities Project for Jackson Twp., Darke County, Ohio

Dayton OH – The Miami Valley is dotted with small communities with pockets of areas served by septic systems. In locations where these systems no longer provide adequate wastewater treatment, environmental and health agencies are concerned about the potential for pollution from these systems to harm the environment and human health.

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) realizes these communities face real challenges in planning solutions for future wastewater treatment. Therefore, MVRPC is spearheading the “Unsewered Communities Project” to examine and report on the options for these communities to improve wastewater systems and protect the environment. The General Plan report will identify actionable solutions and lay the groundwork for future projects.

A public meeting will provide the residents and property owners in Jackson Township an opportunity to review the General Plan report.

The meeting will be held as follows:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Mississinawa Valley Schools
1469 Ohio 47
Union City, Ohio 45390
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 “The "Unsewered Communities Project" will evaluate the specific problems and needs of each participating community to develop customized wastewater treatment options in the form of a General Plan,” said MVRPC’s Executive Director, Brian O. Martin, AICP.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, the General Plan report will also be available for public review on MVRPC’s web site at on or before May 26, 2015. You can also review the list at the MVRPC offices, 10 N. Ludlow Street, Suite 700, Dayton, OH, 45402, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday).  Written comments will be accepted through June 25, 2015 at the above address or via e-mail to Matt Lindsay, Manager of Environmental Planning.

At all MVRPC public participation meetings, interpreters for hearing impaired individuals or bi-lingual interpreters are available upon request. Requests should be made at least one week prior to the meeting date. Contact MVRPC at (937) 223-6323 or 1-800-750-0750 TTY/TDD to request an interpreter.

Established in 1964, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission promotes collaboration among communities, stakeholders, and residents to advance regional priorities.  MVRPC is a forum and resource where the Board of Directors identifies priorities, develops public policy and collaborative strategies to improve quality of life throughout the Miami Valley Region.  MVRPC performs various regional planning activities, including air quality, water quality, transportation, land use, research and GIS.  As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MVRPC is responsible for transportation planning in Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties and parts of northern Warren County. MVRPC's area wide water quality planning designation encompasses five (5) counties: Darke, Preble plus the three MPO counties.

For additional information, contact Matt Lindsay, Manager of Environmental Planning, at (937) 223-6323 or via the e-mail address listed above.