Montgomery County and City of Dayton Collaborate on Local Water/Sewer Issues

Montgomery County and the City of Dayton have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining cooperative efforts to address vital water and sewer issues in the region, including the following:

• Water Service Contract;
• Sewer Service Contract;
• Lower Great Miami River (LGMR) Nutrient Reduction Investments;
• Water System Redundant Feed;
• Water and Sewer System Power Backup (reliability);
• Airport Area Sewer Capacity;
• Sewer Master Plan Update;
• System Evaluation and Capacity Assurance Plan (SECAP);
• Growth of Regional Laboratory Services (water and sewer testing);
• Water Loss (Leak Survey Program);
• Dayton Trunk Main – Clayton Service Area;
• and County/Brookville Elevated Storage.

The City and County will address these issues while taking into account the growth of their utilities, enhanced efficiencies, long-term sustainability, and equitability to customers.

"Montgomery County purchases all of its water from and sends much of its wastewater to the City of Dayton, so the futures of our regional water and sewer services are fundamentally intertwined," said Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge. "This agreement is a formal acknowledgement of our commitment to building a relationship of mutual respect and transparency as we pursue mutually beneficial goals."

The purpose of the MOU is to create a framework for collaboration, cooperation and coordination between the City and the County as they address pressing water and sewer concerns in the region, according to Dodge.

"We are looking forward to working with Montgomery County to continue to provide all of our citizens with safe, high-quality drinking water and sanitary sewer services," said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley. "Our utility departments already work together on a regular basis. This MOU lays the foundation for a broader and deeper relationship as we move forward."

The MOU also includes provisions for sharing financial resources for joint work and projects, as well as for seeking separate solutions where joint solutions are not possible. The MOU will expire at the end of 2016.

About Montgomery County Environmental Services
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Services provides trash disposal, recycling, drinking water distribution, and wastewater treatment to the citizens of Montgomery County. The department also offers educational outreach to local schools, communities, and businesses that want to learn more about conservation and sustainability in the Miami Valley region.

About the City of Dayton
The City of Dayton Department of Water provides drinking water for approximately 400,000 residential and commercial customers in Dayton and Montgomery County. By providing water of the highest quality, in addition to wastewater and stormwater systems and environmental services, the Dayton Department of Water is essential to the region’s quality of life and economic development.