The Mahoning Valley
Providing a safe and reliable supply of potable water.
DAM REHABILITATION PROJECT
February 6, 2023
The final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) are uploaded to the FEMA NEPA Repository, click on the link below to view.
PUBLIC NOTICE: EAST PALESTINE TRAIN DERAILMENT
The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District (Meander Water) has been informed by the Ohio EPA that there is "no reason to believe MVSD's source water was or will be impacted by the East Palestine train derailment."
The Meander reservoir is located approximately 20 miles to the northwest of the accident. MVSD source water is a separate water shed from the East Palestine region. The East Palestine water shed runs south through Leslie Run to the Ohio River. The Meander Creek water shed runs north to the Mahoning River. The water sheds are separated by several other water sheds.
During the initial event and subsequent burn off the predominant winds were blowing to the east away from the Meander Reservoir.
As a precautionary measure, MVSD has increased the dosage of activated carbon. Activated carbon is a normal component of the MVSD water treatment process and is also a primary treatment technique that would be used if needed for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's).
As a precautionary measure, MVSD has sent water samples to be tested from the reservoir and water that has completed the treatment process. MVSD will continue to test as needed.
YOUNGSTOWN WARREN REGIONAL CHAMBER TAKE 5 https://youtu.be/sNNWh9Ea74Q
YOU TUBE VIDEO OF THE DISTRICT
October 26, 2021
The Department of Development awards a $5m grant to the MVSD for the Meander Dam Renovations.
The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District and its employees are committed to preserving the public health and the natural environment while providing a safe and reliable supply of potable water. The employees of the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District are well trained in order to serve the Mahoning Valley community in the most efficient, courteous way possible in providing quality service.
The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District ("MVSD") is located in Mineral Ridge, Ohio. It was formed in 1926 and began to provide quality water to its member cities in 1932. The member cities include Youngstown and Niles; and by special contract to the Village of McDonald. The members serve surrounding areas such as: Girard, Canfield, Mineral Ridge, Lordstown, Craig Beach, and portions of 10 other townships.
MVSD's water supply comes from the Meander Creek Reservoir. The Reservoir is seven miles long, covers 2,010 acres with 40 miles of shoreline, and has a capacity of 11 billion gallons. District owned land includes 5,500 acres enclosed by 35 miles of fence. The land is reforested with 4 million evergreens, and serves as an unofficial fish and game refuge - with no public access permitted!
PO Box 4119, Youngstown, OH 44515
1181 Ohltown McDonald Rd Mineral Ridge, OH 44440
Tel: (330) 652-3614
Fax: (330) 652-9869
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