Lead in soil delays water project

(WDTN Photo/Mike Burianek)

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – A local water project has been delayed after an environmental issue was found at the site.

The City of Miamisburg had to delay the replacement of the city’s Eastside Wastewater Pump Station after lead was found in the soil at the site.

The project is located on South Main Street near Arthur Avenue.

The lead was found in the soil during the initial phases of construction work. The City says the lot was used as a dump site many decades ago and officials expected to find debris.

City Contractors are working with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to safely dispose of the soil, waste and groundwater removed from the site.

City Manager Keith Johnson stressed there is no risk to the public drinking supply or through airborne contaminates from this discovery of lead. Johnson said the City’s drinking water is regularly monitored for lead.

More extensive environmental testing is planned for July.

Miamisburg will host a public meeting to address questions and concerns from citizens. That meeting is planned for July 12 at the Baum Opera House at 6 p.m.

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