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The Devola Sanitary Sewer Improvements project, in compliance with Ohio EPA findings and orders, stating no discharge to surface waters will be allowed, involves the design and construction of a new central sanitary sewer to serve Phase II within the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (OEPA) defined service area. This proposed sanitary sewer will tie into the existing Phase I system, which flows downstream to the Devola lift station located at 4441 Hwy 60, south of Devola. This activity is following the court ordered mandate to comply with the OPEA Director's Final Findings and Orders.


Jan 14

Washington County Commissioners held a public meeting Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Washington State Community College located at 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta, Ohio 45750, Graham Auditorium.

The purpose of this meeting was to present the information currently available regarding this project and to gather additional data in order to move forward with the design.


We are asking all Devola residents to please fill out our survey. This will help us better understand the situation at your property as we move forward with the design of the new sanitary sewer.

Once complete return survey to:

2 Miranova Place, Suite 450
Columbus, OH 43215
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Process & Schedule

  • Surveying & Mapping

    The project starts with the field survey work which will identify topographical details, locating the underground utilities and provide ground elevations.

  • Design & Public Involvement

    Design work and a public involvement process consisting of two public involvement meetings scheduled for January and April of 2020. Goal of these meetings is to educate property owners about the project, the process, the proposed alternatives, to gather property details, and get feedback from property owners.

    Preliminary plans (30%) will be submitted April 2020 and finalized by July 2020. Right-of-way, easement design and plan development to start while the existing system is being inspected and analyzed. Design and plans will be further advanced and finalized by mid-December 2020.

  • Construction

    Opening bid anticipated March 2021.

    Contractor notice to proceed and construction to start July 2021.

    Construction complete (not including lateral connections) November 30, 2022.

  • 2019 Schedule

    • Nov 27
      General Plan Submitted to OEPA
  • 2020 Schedule

    • Jan 14
      1st Public Meeting
    • Apr 14
      2nd Public Meeting
      Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the recommendation of the Governor's office, the public meeting is now cancelled. Please check back with this website often for further updates.
    • Apr 21
      Submit Preliminary Plans (30%) to the Washington County Engineer's Office for review and approval
    • Jul 01
      Preliminary Plans Completed (30%)
    • Dec 15
      Final Design Submittal
  • 2021 Schedule

    • May 31
      Bid Opening
    • Jul 01
      Notice to proceed with Construction
  • 2022 Schedule

    • Nov 30
      Completion of Construction of the sewer networkNot including lateral connections to the homes


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