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Advisory Committee Members Andy Bischoff Rita Cutter Mel Davis Jim Deaton Duane Drockelman Scott Fortner John Getzendanner John Grace Paul Grimsley Chuck Hail Jennifer Hughes Bruce Keller Steve Lampert Dan Lansing Mark McCormack Margaret Minzner Bill Neyer Floyd Ogden Tom Orschell Steve Renihan Mike Rozow E.B. Seitz Christina Swafford Jeff Tucker Randy Turner Heather Wirth
Time Frame for the Plan Update Data gathering started in mid-February 2010 Seven meetings of the Advisory Committee from April 2010 to June 2011 In between meetings, staff analysis and report preparation Revised draft recommendations being reviewed now Expect plan update to be finalized by July 2011
Opportunities for the Public Project Outreach to the Media with Information for the Public Information/Feedback at Public Meetings Public Meetings May 10, 2010 and May 9, 2011 Outreach to Communities and Organizations in February and March 2011 on Draft Recommendations Information and Contacts on the Dearborn County Website:
Jane Wittke, OKI
Update Support OKI has been able to undertake this update because of funding provided by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management ($90,437). OKI has also been able to undertake this update because of the knowledge and support of the local project partners.
What Well Cover: Why Were Doing an Update of the Plan Steps in the Plan Update Process Clarifying What This Planning Does & D0esnt Do Summary of Findings, Including: Current Water Quality Information Types of Water Pollution Sources Population and Land Use Trends Identifying Wastewater FPAs & DMAs
Water Quality Management Plans are required under Section 208 of the federal Clean Water Act, thus are sometimes called thus are sometimes called 208 Plans for short.
Steps in the Plan Update Process : Drafts Shared with the Advisory Committee & Public Revised Draft Now Available for Public Feedback until June 8 Public Feedback & Final Draft Update to Advisory Committee on June 13 Plan Finalized by July Plan Presented to OKI Executive Committee for action in August or September After OKI action, adopted plan update submitted to IDEM
What This Planning Does Describes current water quality problems Identifies management needs and approaches to solving water quality problems Identifies areas where population trends and anticipated land use changes indicate probable needs for increased wastewater treatment Clarifies which wastewater management agencies are designated to provide treatment in which areas Enables the state of Indiana to comply with federal law in issuing wastewater discharge permits
What this Planning Doesnt Do Doesnt involve doing addl water quality monitoring Doesnt enable detailed identification of water pollution causes Doesnt involve changes in state laws requiring sewer hook-ups at certain distances from a centralized system Doesnt provide funding for pollution controls (e.g. to correct sewer overflows, failing septic systems)
Dearborn County Impairments Include: lowered dissolved oxygen E. coli impaired biotic communities mercury in fish tissue PCBs in fish tissue
Dearborn Water Impairments: Potential Sources Lowered Dissolved Oxygen Channelization and thermal discharges from industry E. coli Human and Animal Waste Indicates conditions which breed viral, bacterial, and protozoan pathogens Impaired Biotic Communities Can be a result of other impairments listed Inhibits natural processes that affect water quality
Dearborn Water Impairments: Potential Sources Mercury in Fish Tissue (Methylmercury) Air emissions from power generation, and other industrial waste disposal activities PCBs in Fish Tissue PCBs banned in US in 1979 Uses include electrical transformers, heat transfer systems, and many more PCBs are fat soluble and can be stored over long periods of time in sediment and living tissue
Examining Types of Water Pollution Sources Nonpoint sources are diffuse runoff from land into water; Point sources come from a specific point like a sewer or industrial discharge pipe.
Dearborn Countys NPS Issues: septic tank discharges sedimentation & siltation nutrient run off floatables and other trash unrestricted cattle access
Travis Miller, OKI
- The Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) IU/Kelley School of Business - IBRC provides projections for the County - OKI aggregates IBRC data into traffic analysis zones - Water Quality Plan aggregates by facility planning areas
Population Trends - Steady increases over last several decades - Increases projected to continue
- Overall county increase - Townships increase at varying rates
City of Aurora Master Plan City of Greendale Comprehensive Plan and 2010 Strategic Plan City of Lawrenceburg – Bicentennial Plan Dearborn County - Comprehensive Plan Adopted October 2004/Amended 2009 Dillsboro – 2007 Comprehensive Plan Town of Moores Hill St. Leon Comprehensive Plan Draft
Facility Planning Area Considerations: Existing water quality Current and planned land uses Existing and projected population figures and growth trends Topography Nonpoint pollutant sources Wastewater management agencies current and planned service areas; current and planned treatment capacities; operational issues; and institutional resources