5/9/16 – 7:45 A.M.
The village of Pandora will continue to be required to monitor for phosphorus levels in its lagoon system. The Putnam County Sentinel reports village council was informed at a recent meeting that the Ohio EPA expects Pandora to continue to monitor the levels. That’s despite a request from officials to remove the requirement.
Mayor John Schlumbohm told the EPA the lagoon system at the sewage treatment plant is effective but was never intended to remove phosphorus. He also argued that other villages with similar systems are not requited to test for phosphorus. He has suggested a possible aeration system for the treatment plant.
In 2009, Pandora switched from a continuous discharge system from the lagoons to a controlled release system. Ferric chloride is added to water in the lagoon to reduce phosphorus going into the watershed.
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