September 7, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Lake County with Drinking Water Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing a $672,955 loan to the Lake County Department of Utilities for improvements to the Aquarius Water Treatment Facility.

September 7, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Lorain County Community with Sanitary Sewer and Drinking Water Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing two low-interest loans to the village of Wellington to install new sanitary sewers and water mains as part of a complete reconstruction of Adams Street.

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.

July 27, 2017
Public Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Permit Renewals for Heritage Thermal Services in East Liverpool
Ohio EPA will hold an Aug. 10, 2017, public meeting concerning two proposed permit renewals for Heritage Thermal Services (HTS) in East Liverpool. The public information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the Westgate Middle School Complex Auditorium, 810 West 8th Street, East Liverpool.

July 21, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists City of Akron with Sewer Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing six loans to the City of Akron for continued upgrades to the city’s sewer system. The loans, totaling more than $51 million, will help the city achieve its goal of dramatically reducing the number of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) that release to the local waterways during periods of heavy precipitation.

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.

July 11, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District With Kingsbury Run Sewer Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing a $4,774,375 loan to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) to fund upgrades to the Kingsbury Run sewer collection system. Kingsbury Run serves as a drainage outlet for the central portion of Cleveland, east of the Cuyahoga River, and the west end of Shaker Heights.

July 11, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Wayne County Village with Sanitary Sewer Expansion
Ohio EPA is providing a $532,464 loan to the village of Apple Creek to extend sanitary sewers to Waynedale High School on Dover Road. The loan, along with a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission, will cover the entire cost of the project.

July 6, 2017
Five Northeast Ohio Counties Receive Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is helping eligible homeowners in five Northeast Ohio counties repair or replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) with principal forgiveness loans to their county commissions or health departments.

July 6, 2017
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold July Meeting at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Mon., July 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Liberty Aviation Museum at 3515 East State Rd. Port Clinton, OH 43452.

June 21, 2017
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Promote Development of Cuyahoga River Fish Habitat
Fish habitat restoration efforts in the Cuyahoga River shipping channel will receive new attention thanks to a $6,268 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.

June 15, 2017
Public Meeting Regarding Improvements to Cuyahoga River Area of Concern
Ohio EPA intends to propose removing two beneficial use impairments (BUIs) from the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC) and is holding a public meeting to accept comments as part of the removal recommendation process.

June 2, 2017
Ohio EPA Holds Hearing for Carrollton Public Water Well
Potential wetland impacts from the installment of an additional drinking water well in Carrollton will be the focus of a June 15, 2017 Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.

May 11, 2017
Northeast Ohio Communities and Businesses Receive Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $1.16 million in grant funding in Northeast Ohio including 13 projects in nine counties to support litter prevention and recycling efforts across the region. In northeast Ohio, the following recipients are receiving grants.