Region’s 208 Plan Moves Toward Approval
In discussions that have continued for the last year, the Areawide Water Quality Management Plan (208 Plan) for our region has been completely reviewed by cooperating partners. Important updates have been made covering sewerage responsibilities and how we will manage septic systems. The updated 208 Plan will be presented to the TMACOG Board of Trustees for approval at their June 9 meeting.
The official public input meeting was May 4 but the plan and its revisions are still posted on the TMACOG website. Interested people may review this presentation [pdf] which describes the update process and the proposed plan changes. Written comments may be sent to Kurt Erichsen. Comments on the updates to our region’s 208 Plan are due to TMACOG by Monday, June 7 at 5 p.m.
Our region’s 208 Plan covers Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood counties in Ohio; and Bedford, Erie, and Whiteford townships of Monroe County, Michigan. The plan is updated frequently when communities plan for development, or when municipalities join together to build a sewer system. A plan that everyone agrees with is particularly important in Ohio because the Director of the Ohio EPA must deny permits that conflict with the plan.