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By Mount Vernon News
February 4, 2012 8:33 am EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — The city’s Source Water Protection Committee is moving along on its dual purpose of identifying existing pollution threats to the city’s water supply and creating a plan to deal with contamination if it should occur.

Mayor Richard Mavis said the committee has met twice with representatives of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and now the EPA will prepare the framework of a plan for the committee to consider.

City Engineer Cameron Keaton said creation of the plan is not mandatory, but it could be eventually, in which case the city is “ahead of the curve” on the topic. He said the committee is focusing on the area in which it takes water up to one year to migrate to the city’s wells, and the larger area in which migration takes up to five years.

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