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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.


Dec 04

If you live in the Devola area being impacted by this project and have not had a chance to fill out the most recent Resident Survey, please feel free to do so using the link below.
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Oct 06

Washington County Commissioners will host a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. Join our virtual public meeting!

The purpose of the meeting is to inform property owners of the project status and schedule, locations of the sewer facilities, right of entry and land acquisition as well as project funding and financial predictions.

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All-Terrain Sewer Map and My Property

Engage with our interactive map! Enter your property address to view how your property will be connected to the system.


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 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%)
    • Commencing in October
    • Virtual Public Meeting - Oct 06
    • Right of Entry & Easement Acquisition Documentation sent to property owners
    • Geotechnical Field Investigation along proposed sewer alignment
    • Archaeological Survey along proposed sewer and lateral alignments
    • Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment within the project limits
    • November
    • Right of Entry documents are being processed
    • Field investigations are completed
    • Nov 25
      90% Design Plans submitted to the OEPA
    • Dec 15
      Final Design Submittal
  • 2021 Schedule

    • Dec or Early Jan
      Easement documents will begin
    • Spring
      Bid Opening
    • Jul 01
      Notice to proceed with Construction
  • 2022 Schedule

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


Project Map of Devola, OH

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