County complies with DNR terms
Washington County Supervisor Jack Seward Jr. received a letter addressed to him from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Tuesday, June 10, stating that Washington County has complied with the terms of an administrative order that dates back to Sept. 29, 2011. The Journal received a copy of the letter by e-mail from Washington County Auditor Dan Widmer, Wednesday morning.
Attorney Jon C. Tack of the Legal Services Bureau wrote the letter.
“The DNR has received progress reports from the County as you have coordinated the inspection, installation or upgrades to the onsite sewage disposal systems in [Richmond and Rubio],” the letter states. “Based on the information we have received, I can confirm that the DNR considers Washington County to have satisfied the terms of the Administrative Order and no further obligations remain. We will consider that matter closed.”
The administrative order, which the county board of supervisors approved Nov. 1, 2011, required the county to complete sewer systems in the unincorporated areas of Richmond and Rubio by June 1, 2014.
“I want to thank you on behalf of the DNR for your work in ensuring that proper wastewater treatment is provided in the communities of Rubio and Richmond,” Tack wrote.