2019 – 2020 Scioto Water, Inc. Projects

The Scioto Water, Inc. Treatment Plant in Franklin Furnace produces the finished water used in the Sugar Camp Public Water System. Due to high levels of Iron and Manganese found in the raw water a very large amount of sludge is produced as a result of the treatment process.
Because of the large amounts of sludge, Scioto Water, Inc. submitted a project nomination form to Ohio EPA for Funds needed to improve the sludge handling process and double the size of the sludge drying beds. The improvements will also have a positive impact on the wastewater being returned to the Ohio River by further reducing suspended iron and manganese residuals along with lowering the total dissolved solids being produced by the softening process.
The estimated project cost of this project is approximately $660,547.00 with funds being provided from Ohio EPA’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account with a 30-year term and is expected to be secured by the end of the first quarter in 2020. Construction for the project should start shortly thereafter. This project is anticipated to be completed by mid-summer of 2020. If you have any questions or comments about this project, please contact our office.
The Management and Board of Directors for Scioto Water, Inc. anticipates that this project will not cause the rates to go up for our customers over and above the annual rate increase planned to cover inflationary costs experienced in 2019. That rate increase is still under review and will be published once a decision had been made by the Board of Directors.