Residents share concerns over proposed sludge pond

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BATH TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – Residents in Bath Township are working to keep human waste off local farmland.

According to a permit application filed with the Ohio EPA, the project would construct two synthetic-lined ponds spanning about 400 feet.

Documents say the ponds could hold a combined 32 million gallons of human waste.

Trustee members say the ponds would replace one currently on the property, but residents say that one has caused trouble already.

“We’re not giving up on this. We believe we’re entitled to clean water, clean air, be able to enjoy our properties not have to deal with all the odors that this thing puts off,” says resident Cassie Lester.

The EPA says the agency is in the early review process.

Trustees have agreed to reach out to the Ohio EPA to ask for a public hearing.

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