The Mt. Orab Water Treatment Plant continues to produce an excellent quality product. All required Ohio EPA testing parameters meet and/or exceed monitoring and reporting requirements pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code rules 3745. Parameter analyses can be found in the Consumer Confidence Water Reports delivered annually to each customer of the Mt. Orab Water Supply. Water quality (namely taste and odor) has improved immensely since the installation of the Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filters that were installed in 2005. Physical condition of the water treatment plant is excellent and an annual preventive maintenance program ensures it stays that way.
The Mt. Orab Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 12943 U.S. Route 68, also continues to produce a discharge that meets and/or exceeds the Ohio EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit submitted to the village every five years. The treatment plant has the capability to accept all domestic strength wastewater and would only be limited to untreated industrial waste regulated by the Federal “Categorical Pretreatment Standards”. The 2007 - 2008 installation of an additional clarifier and filter belt press (for biosolids thickening), including the replacement of the “main” sewer lift station on High Meadows Drive, has not only increased the treatment capacity of the sewer plant but has allowed a much higher quality of treated wastewater to be produced and discharged. Most recently, the village installed further treatment to reduce the phosphorus concentration being discharged, thus reducing the nutrients required for algae growth in the receiving stream. Construction is scheduled to begin yet this fall on a new sewer influent receiving structure that will remove an even greater quantity of insoluble solids which will ease the treatment capabilities of the other downstream processes. The wastewater treatment plant has also been actively maintained and improved thanks to an aggressive preventive maintenance program and the excellent dedication of the village’s employees and staff.
The Village of Mt. Orab has shown an intense interest in keeping its water and sewer infrastructure in great condition over the years and that the future will continue to see their environmental assets improve well beyond the requirements associated with them.