The Impact of Household Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) on Storm Water Pollution Northwest Community Meeting Thursday, October 6, 2011
Welcome and Introductions Joe Durham, Attorney at Law Eastman & Smith, LTD.
Overview of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Permit for Franklin County and the Townships Jennifer Fish, Director Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District
3) There is ponding or bleeding of liquid onto the surface of the ground or into surface water. The liquid has a distinct sewage odor, a black or grey coloration, or the presence of organic matter and any of the following:
a dye test identifying effluent from an HSTS
samples show fecal coliform at a level that is equal or greater than five thousand colonies per one hundred milliliters of liquid
c) samples show more than one thousand thirty e.coli counts per one hundred milliliters of liquid
FCPH will inspect storm sewer outfalls for the presence of sewage during our dry weather screening.
If there are "obvious" or “suspicious” signs of sewage pollution, FCPH will investigate the aeration or septic systems connected to the storm sewer for nuisance conditions, and will abate the nuisance if found.
GIS: ( G eographic I nformation S ystem) GIS is a computer-based technology developed around geo-spatial information (having a location on the earth's surface). GIS allows for data development, management, and analysis as well as the presentation of the data in a variety of visual formats including maps, database tables and charts.
How We Summarized Health Risks? Franklin County Public Health and Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District have created a ranked list of “Identified Areas of Concern.” The following metrics were used within a GIS to identify and rank these Areas of Concern. - Dry Weather Screening Results - Locations of HSTS - Population/Building Density
How Long Will It Take For FCPH To Identify and Eliminate Failing HSTS Causing Public Health Nuisances? Paul Rosile, Director of Environmental Health & Assistant Health Commissioner Franklin County Public Health