Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Director Craig W. Butler recently visited the City of Miamisburg’s water reclamation facility, which is undergoing improvements, in recognition of the city’s efforts to upgrade its wastewater and drinking water treatment efforts.
“Our community is tackling a number of significant projects to upgrade water and sewer systems, and we’ve worked with Ohio EPA every step of the way,” Mayor Dick Church, Jr. said. “The City of Miamisburg takes very seriously its role as a public utility, and we appreciate that partnership.”
The city is undertaking several wastewater and drinking water projects over the next two years, including replacing pump stations and sewer lines and installing new transmission lines in the drinking water system. The city is partially funding these endeavors with assistance from the Ohio EPA, which recently reorganized its Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance to better serve the state’s communities.
“Miamisburg has taken the initiative to improve its infrastructure to better serve its residents and businesses and to protect the Great Miami River, one of the region’s best assets,” Director Butler said. “It is important to Ohio EPA that we assist these efforts with low-interest financing and help the city through the permitting and financing process.”