June 19, 2018 Fifteen Northeast Ohio Counties Receive Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is offering communities financial assistance through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair and replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS). It is estimated that about 31 percent of all household sewage treatment systems throughout Ohio are experiencing some degree of failure due to poor maintenance or age. When failing systems discharge untreated sewage, potential exposure to harmful bacteria and pathogens can cause public health concerns and threaten the environment.
June 12, 2018 Ohio EPA Holding Meeting about Blanchard River Flood Reduction Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, to accept comments about a water quality certification for impacts related to construction of the Blanchard River flood reduction project in Findlay. The meeting will take place at the Findlay-Hancock Public Library’s Lindamood Room, 206 Broadway St., Findlay.
June 4, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting to Discuss Discharge from Coshocton Company
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed wastewater discharge permit modification for the McWane Ductile Ohio facility at 2266 S. Sixth St., Coshocton.
May 11, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting about Sandusky Dock Discharge Permit
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2018, about a proposed wastewater discharge permit for the Sandusky Dock Corp.
May 9, 2018 Ohio EPA Holding Meeting about Pipeline Construction Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to accept comments about water quality impacts related to constructing an ethane supply pipeline in Jefferson, Carroll and Harrison counties. The meeting will take place at Harrison Central Junior/Senior High School, 440 E. Market St., Cadiz.
April 27, 2018 Info Session to Provide Update on Proposed Wastewater Permit for Johnson Run Mine
Ohio EPA will hold an information session on Monday, May 7, 2018, to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit for Johnson Run Mine.
April 27, 2018 2018 Ohio Sport Fish Consumption Advisory Highlights Significant Improvements
Ohio EPA has announced the state’s new guidelines for eating fish caught from Ohio’s lakes, rivers and streams. Fish can be part of a healthy diet. Unless otherwise notated in the new recommendations, a general advisory is in place that recommends limiting to one meal each week of Ohio-caught fish.
April 27, 2018 Ohio EPA Considering Permit Variance for Danbury Township Wastewater Plant
A request to grant a variance from the mercury limits allowed in the Danbury Township wastewater treatment plant discharge permit will be the topic of a May 10, 2018, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., immediately followed by a public hearing at the Danbury Township Hall, 5972 Port Clinton Eastern Road, Lakeside-Marblehead.
April 19, 2018 Morrow County Installing Sanitary Sewers in Iberia Area With Assistance from Ohio EPA Financing
Morrow County is designing a centralized sewage collection system for the Iberia area with interest-free financing from Ohio EPA.
April 17, 2018 Antwerp Upgrading Wastewater Treatment System with Ohio EPA Financing
Antwerp will improve the village’s wastewater treatment system with a project financed by an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
April 11, 2018 Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Avon Lake Power Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, about a proposed renewal of the wastewater discharge permit for the NRG Power Midwest power plant.
April 3, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Wayne County Biosolids Lagoon
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a permit-to-install application for a biosolids storage facility in Wayne County’s Canaan Township.
April 2, 2018 2017 Western Lake Erie Monitoring Study Shows High Phosphorous Levels
The Spring 2017 Western Lake Erie Tributary Water Monitoring Summary, released today, again shows high levels of phosphorous headed to Lake Erie. Exacerbated by wet weather, the total phosphorus load in the Maumee River was elevated to more than twice the required reduction targets (40 percent by 2025) identified in the Binational Water Quality Agreement.
March 29, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting to Discuss Permit Variance Request for Defiance Company
A request to grant a temporary variance from the mercury limits allowed in the Metal Management of Ohio wastewater discharge permit will be the topic of an April 11, 2018, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., immediately followed by a public hearing at the Community Auditorium-Old Middle School, 629 Arabella St., Defiance.
March 22, 2018 Ohio EPA Issues Latest Water Quality Report
Today, Ohio EPA released the draft 2018 water quality report that outlines the general condition of Ohio’s waters and includes a list that identifies impaired waters that are not meeting their federal or state water quality goals, as well as waters that have improved to meet federal standards.