July 20, 2018
Warren Improving Wastewater System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Warren is designing updates to the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and pump stations. The designed improvements will help Warren maintain compliance, provide more efficient treatment and increase reliability of operations. The project is financed with help from an interest free loan from Ohio EPA.

July 18, 2018
NEORSD Building Sewage Storage Tunnel, Sponsoring Four Conservation Projects with Financing from Ohio EPA
Northeast Ohio Region al Sewer District (NEORSD) is continuing to eliminate combined sewer overflows (CSOs) with construction of the Westerly Storage Tunnel. The district has received low-interest financing from Ohio EPA for the project.

July 17, 2018
Defiance Installing New Storm Sewers with Financing from Ohio EPA
Defiance is installing new storm sewers to eliminate storm water in the city’s wastewater collection system and reduce combined sewer overflows. Two projects are financed with interest-free loans from Ohio EPA.

June 29, 2018
Nineteen Northwest Ohio Counties, City of Shelby 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 28, 2018
Gorge Dam Project Agreement Signed for Remedial Design of the Gorge Dam Contaminated Sediments Project
The Ohio EPA Director and the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Manager have signed a cooperative project agreement to create a plan for contaminated sediment management and habitat restoration for the Gorge Dam, which is on the Cuyahoga River in the Gorge Metro Park. The project is being funded through the Great Lakes Legacy Act with additional project match funds provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The City of Akron is the local sponsor for the state matching funds.

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 13, 2018
Columbus, Nine Central 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 13, 2018
Twelve Southwest 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.

May 18, 2018
Marietta Upgrading Wastewater Plant, Sponsoring Wetland Restoration Project with Financing from Ohio EPA
Marietta has received financing from Ohio EPA for the next phase of the city’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade plan. The city also is sponsoring a project to restore high quality wetlands in northeast Ohio.

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 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.

March 20, 2018
Brecksville Dam Removal Receives Final Environmental Approval
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the National Park Service have announced a final environmental assessment and finding of No Significant Impact for the Cuyahoga River Brecksville Dam removal project. This announcement is a final environmental signoff for a project that will restore a free-flowing Cuyahoga River between Brecksville and Cleveland.

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