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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 OEPA Director's Final Findings and Orders.


March 2022

The Washington County Commissioners have approved the project to be advertised for construction. The Commissioners will be accepting bids until April 28th, 2022.

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  • 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 three public involvement meetings scheduled for January and October of 2020 and November 2021. 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%) were be submitted April 2020 and finalized in October 2021. Easement Acquisition and securing Maintenance Agreements has begun and will continue this fall. The deadline for securing these document is Winter 2022.

  • Construction

    Opening Bid - April 28th, 2022

    Contractor notice to proceed and construction to start late Spring 2022

    Substantial Completion of Sewer Main Construction (not including lateral connections) Winter 2023


  • Nov 27
    General Plan Submitted to OEPA
  • Jan 14
    1st Public Meeting
  • Apr 14
    2nd Public Meeting
    Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and at the recommendation of the Governor's office, this public meeting was cancelled.
  • Apr 21
    Submit Preliminary Plans (30%) to the Washington County Engineer's Office for review and approval
  • Jul 01
    Preliminary Plans Completed (30%)
  • Oct 06
    Virtual Public Meeting
  • Nov 25
    90% Design Plans submitted to the OEPA
  • Dec 15
    Final Design Submittal to Washington County
  • Jan 28
    Received comments from OPEA
  • Feb 26
    Resubmitted Design Plans to OPEA
  • Mar 10
    Received Permit to Install (PTI) Approval from OEPA
  • Spring
    Funding sources identified
  • Summer
    Additional Funding sources identified causing delays to start of project
  • Aug
    Washington County requested changes to Final Plans
  • Sept
    Easement and Maintenance Agreement Document Acquisition begins
  • Nov
    Re-issued Plans sent to Agencies for Approval
  • Nov 16
    Public Meeting
  • Dec
    Anticipated approval of re-ssued PTI
  • March 8
    Public Meeting
  • March 18
    OEPA Approval of Reissued PTI (Permit to Install)
  • March 29
    OEPA Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI)
  • March 31
    Advertisement/Invitation for Bidders to Bid on Construction
  • April 28
    Bid Opening
  • Late Spring
    Notice to proceed with Construction
  • Winter
    Completion of Construction of the sewer networkNot including lateral connections to the homes


Project Map of Devola, OH