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Ohio Great Lakes Basin Pretreatment Pollution Prevention

Project Information

Award Amount:$80,000.00
Dollars Leveraged:$4,210.00
Start-End Dates:9/1/93-9/30/96
Description:Summary: This was an education project which introduced pollution prevention into Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) and industrial user operations and into Ohio pretreatment programs in the Lake Erie basin.

Environmental Results/Products: Brochures with general pollution prevention information were distributed to approximately 20,000 industrial users of POTWs and 75,000 homeowners throughout the Ohio portion of the Lake Erie basin. A newsletter was distributed to the Lake Erie POTWs.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed a Pollution Prevention Training Resource Guide for Publicly Owned Treatment Works.

In October 1994, Ohio EPA conducted training for POTWs in Archibald, Sandusky, and Akron, Ohio. Two hundred forty-seven individuals attended these training sessions. Approximately 50 copies of the training manuals were sent to representatives in each of the Great Lakes States and to several Indian Nations. Ninety-nine copies were distributed to Ohio Pretreatment Coordinators who did not attend the training and manuals were given to the Operator Training Committee of Ohio (OTCO) for the purpose
of incorporating pollution prevention into OTCO training sessions.

As part of the 1994 pollution prevention training evaluation, several POTWs in the Lake Erie basin indicated that they were interested in additional pollution prevention assistance. Ohio EPA selected four of the facilities requesting additional pollution prevention assistance. The assistance included two waste reduction assessments for industrial users identified by the POTWs (ITT Automotive in Archibald POTW and Metokote in Lima POTW), POTW operations assessment and training for personnel at Archibald and Wauseon POTWs, workshops on pollution prevention for industrial users in Archibald
and Freemont POTWs and working with Lima POTW on a public outreach campaign to reduce mercury discharges to the sewer. A final report was prepared summarizing this part of the project.


  • Pollution Prevention Training Resource Guide for Publicly Owned Treatment Works

Funding Organizations

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are funding this project.

U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office - Primary Contact

77 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60604
There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.

Organizations Receiving Funding

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are receiving funding for this project.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency - Primary Contact

P.O. Box 1049
1800 Watermark Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
p: 614-644-2018
f: 614-644-2329
Individual Contacts

Associated Organizations

Below is a list of associated organizations that are NOT giving or receiving funding for this project.

Akron Public Utilities Bureau - Partner

146 S. High Street, Suite 802
P.O. Box 3665
Akron, Ohio 44309-3665
p: 216-375-2232
Individual Contacts
  • Pat Gsellman

Freemont Water Pollution Control - Partner

1019 Sand Road
Fremont, Ohio 43420
p: 419-334-3876
Individual Contacts
  • Daniel Bryan

Lima WWTP - Partner

50 Town Square
P.O. Box 1198
Lima, Ohio 419-221-5294
Individual Contacts
  • Alice Godsey P.E.

Sandusky WWTP - Partner

222 East Miegs Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
p: 419-627-5907
Individual Contacts
  • Brent Smith

Village of Archibold, OH - Partner

P.O. Box 406
300 N. Defiance
Archbold, Ohio 43502
p: 419-445-4726

Wauseon WWTP - Partner

230 Clinton Street
Wauseon, Ohio 43567
p: 419-335-3026
Individual Contacts
  • Tim Hausch


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