September 1, 2017 State of Ohio Releases Plan to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have released a draft Ohio Domestic Action Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025. The Commission will host two public meetings on Sept. 12 and 13, 2017, to provide information about the draft plan.
August 18, 2017 Williams County Village Eliminating Sewer Overflows; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Montpelier is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to continue separating the village’s wastewater and storm sewers, a continuing project that will eliminate combined sewer overflows by the end of 2026. Montpelier’s project is one of 25 projects statewide that received funding in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for the loan programs.
August 18, 2017 Upper Sandusky Eliminating Sewer Overflows; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Upper Sandusky is receiving an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA to plan an upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant to treat additional wet weather flows and eliminate discharges of sanitary sewage mixed with storm water. The city’s project is one of 25 projects statewide that received funding in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for the loan programs.
August 17, 2017 Northwestern Water, Sewer District Replacing Water Lines; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District in Bowling Green will use an Ohio EPA loan to replace a water line along Curtice Road in Northwood.
August 17, 2017 Oregon Project Reducing Storm Water in Sanitary Sewer; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The city of Oregon is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to reduce storm water infiltration and inflow into the city’s sanitary sewer, eliminating sanitary sewer overflows and improving water quality in Maumee Bay.
August 17, 2017 Delphos Improving Wastewater Treatment Plant; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The city of Delphos is receiving an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA to improve influent screening at its wastewater treatment plant.
August 16, 2017 Hicksville Improving Wastewater Treatment; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Hicksville is receiving a principal forgiveness loan from Ohio EPA to reduce storm water infiltration into a combined sewer. This will improve the efficiency of the wastewater treatment plant, reduce combined sewer overflows and improve water quality in Mill Creek.
August 16, 2017 Woodville Improving Drinking Water Treatment with Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Woodville will use an Ohio EPA loan to design improvements to operations at the village water treatment plant, ensuring a safer water supply and efficient treatment for the future.
August 11, 2017 Ashland County Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
MCI Service Parts, Inc. has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after the company investigated and remediated the former Grumman-Flxible property in Loudonville.
August 10, 2017 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Monroeville Permit Request
A request to adjust the mercury levels allowed in the Monroeville wastewater discharge permit will be the topic of a Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a public hearing at the Huron River Joint Fire District station, 155 Monroe St., Monroeville.
July 27, 2017 Public Meeting to Discuss Wastewater Permit for Seneca County Campground
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit modification allowing Walnut Grove Campground to replace its wastewater treatment plant with a larger facility.
July 26, 2017 Oregon Changing Sewage Biosolids System to End Practice of Land Application
The city of Oregon is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to build a new sewage biosolids dewatering system that will allow the material to be sent to a landfill rather than applying it to cropland.
July 25, 2017 Sandusky County Village Improving Wastewater Treatment Plant; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
The village of Lindsey will improve its wastewater treatment plant with help from an Ohio EPA loan to cover the cost of designing the project.
July 20, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces Environmental Scholarship Winners
Ohio EPA is awarding $30,000 in scholarships to 12 environmental science and engineering students attending Ohio’s colleges and universities. Each student will receive $2,500 from Ohio’s Environmental Education Fund.
July 11, 2017 ‘Lake Erie Starts Here’ 25th Annual Photo Contest Has New Focus on Telling the Story of the Watershed
SANDUSKY, OH –The Ohio Lake Erie Commission announces the theme for its 25th Annual Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest, “Lake Erie Starts Here.” The goal of the new focus is to draw attention to how people’s actions in the Lake Erie watershed in Ohio are improving lake water quality.