WAYNESFIELD — Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials announced this week the agency has approved a $130,775 interest-free loan to the village of Waynesfield, allowing officials to start developing a plan for the project.
The village is planning a $1.5 million improvement to its wastewater treatment system,which is mandated by the EPA.
Waynesfield Mayor Mike Ridenour said the city will contract with Fanning-Howey and Associates to do the engineering on the project.
He said that the plans will be submitted to Ohio EPA officials soon, and once submitted, the village we be on an approximate two-year timeline to complete the upgrades.
“We do not have a definite start date for the upgrades,” Ridenour said, “but it will be sometime in 2014.”
See Saturday, June 29's edition, of the Wapakoneta Daily News for more on the EPA loan.