Home Sewage Treatment System (HSTS) Plans
(6/24/05 version)

In 1997 the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) began low interest loan funding for correcting failed HSTS. During federal fiscal years (FFY) 2001 to 2005 the 319 grants program also provided cost-share funds for HSTS improvements. Both funding programs required submission of an approvable HSTS Plan prior to funding consideration.

Table 1. Summary of HSTS Planning Status in Ohio (April 2005)

CountyCounty-wide PlanWatershed Based PlanStatus of Plan
Adams No Yes (Ohio Brush Creek) Approved by DSW/DEFA
Auglaize Yes No Approved by DEFA
Brown Yes Yes (White Oak Creek, East Fork Little Miami, Straight and Eagle Creeks) OEPA comments provided
Clermont Yes No Approved by DEFA
Crawford No Yes (Sandusky River) Approved by DEFA;
DSW approval pending
Cuyahoga Yes Yes (Rocky River) Approved by DSW/DEFA
Darke Yes Yes (Stillwater River) Approved by DSW/DEFA
Delaware Yes Yes (Olentangy, Upper Big Walnut, Alum, Bokes and Mill Creeks, Scioto River) DSW/DEFA approval pending
Erie No Yes (Vermilion, Sandusky Rivers) Approved by DSW for Vermilion;
DSW approval pending  for Sandusky
Fayette Yes Yes (Paint Creek) Submitted to OEPA
Greene No Yes (Paint Creek) OEPA comments provided
Hancock No Yes (Portage River) DSW/DEFA approval pending
Highland Yes Yes (Rocky Fork, East Fork Little Miami River, White Oak and Paint Creeks) OEPA comments provided
Huron No Yes (Vermilion River) Approved by DSW
Lorain No Yes (Vermilion River) DSW comments provided
Mahoning Yes No Approved by DEFA
Mercer Yes No Approved by DEFA;
updated plan submitted to DSW
Miami Yes Yes (Stillwater River, Honey Creek) Approved by DSW/DEFA
Ottawa No Yes (Portage River) DEFA/DSW approval pending
Perry Yes No Approved by DEFA
Pickaway No Yes (Paint Creek) OEPA comments provided
Pike Yes Yes (Paint Creek) OEPA comments provided
Ross No Yes (Paint Creek) OEPA comments provided
Sandusky No Yes (Sandusky, Portage Rivers) Approved by DSW for Sandusky;
DSW approval pending for Portage
Seneca No Yes (Sandusky River) Approved by DSW/DEFA for Wolf Creek sub-watershed;
DEFA/DSW approval pending for Sandusky
Summit No Yes (Rocky River) DSW comments provided
Union No Yes (Paint Creek) OEPA comments provided
Wood No Yes (Portage River) DEFA/DSW approval pending
Wyandot No Yes (Sandusky River) Approved by DSW
DSW = Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water, NPS/319 Section
DEFA = Ohio EPA, Division of Environmental & Financial Assistance (administers WPCLF);