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Stark County Failing Home Sewage Treatment Systems Prioritization Analysis Summary

NEFCO worked with the Stark County Health Department (SCHD) and the Stark County Metropolitan Sewer District (SCMSD) to produce an environmental priority ranking for extending sewers to eleven areas the Health Department had determined to have above average failure rates for home sewage treatment systems (HSTSs). These high failure rates are common in areas with dense housing stock, small lot sizes, and poor soils for a properly functioning HSTS. These areas are a concern due to the potential threat to public health and local water quality. The criteria included HSTS age weighted risks, housing density risks, soil suitability, surface water potential pollution, drinking water supply source, and E-coli qualifiers levels. Other qualifying indicators included percent E-coli, odor scores, estimated flow of sewage, and groundwater pollution potential. NEFCO suggested that the priority of extending sewers to these areas, based on environmental and health concerns, is in the following order (highest to lowest priority): Limaville, Harmon, States, Moreland, East Tuscarawas, Justus, East Greenville, North Lawrence, Nellabrook, Lynnette, and Uniontown.

June 15, 2016

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Appendix 1: Harmful Algal Blooms fact sheet
Appendix 2: Table with soil properties
Appendix 3: Chapter 3 of NEFCO 208 plan.
Appendix 4: All individual FPA boundaries with sampling areas outlined
Appendix 5: Slope flow spreadsheet from the SCMSD
Appendix 6: DRASTIC
Appendix 7: DRASTIC for Stark County
Appendix 8: TMDL fact sheet for bacteria
Appendix 9: TMDL fact sheet for nutrients (P and N)
Appendix 10: TMDL fact sheet for TSS
Appendix 11: TMDL fact sheet for habitat
Appendix 12: Sampling Methods for Documentation of a Public Health Nuisance
Appendix 13: Maps of E.coli levels and sample type for each sampling area
Appendix 14: Rankings of economic criteria examined in this study
Appendix 15: Stark County Sewer Technical Advisory Committee Plan