Engineer reports on Solid Waste District, landfill

By Eddie Mowen Jr. -

EATON — Preble County Commissioners met with Preble County Engineer Kyle Cross during their Wednesday, Nov. 10, meeting, for an updates regarding the landfill, the PC Solid Waste District and sewer districts.

•The landfill will be participating in the Christmas Lights Recycling Program again, with bins at the courthouse, and will have the electronics trailer at the landfill.

•Cross reported that the Solid Waste District’s Beth Wright was working on keeping the district’s Facebook page and website updated. He noted, the landfill’s newsletter would be inserted in the Nov. 27 edition of The Register-Herald, and a digital school version would be distributed to Preble County’s school superintendents. He noted, Wright had attended the new coordinator training presented by the Environmental Protection Agency.

•Sewer District Two had a compliance issue for “total suspended solids,” Cross reported. “We are 15 milligrams per liter and the limit was 12. The reason for that was it came at a time where the sand filter was being cleaned. There wasn’t enough. It has happened before. The additional sand was added to it. So, paperwork has been submitted to the EPA with a justification. The corrective actions have been made, the additional sand is now in the filters, so not anticipating anything up there moving forward. Sewer District Three, no compliance issues there. Sewer District Six, as I mentioned, last week, that project was awarded $8 million through House Bill 168.”

•Cross reported total tonnage at the landfill is 13 tons below last year. Leachate is slightly higher, with 350,000 gallons over year to date, he said. “The month of October we only had 121,000 gallons, so that’s well below the average of 243,000 for the month of October,” he said. “So I think at the end of the year, we really are going to probably be very close on both of those to have a similar year to what we did last year.

In other business, commissioners approved the termination of a contract for purchase of a tandem axle truck which was going to be delayed until 2023.

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4061 and follow on Twitter @emowenjr.

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4061 and follow on Twitter @emowenjr.