February 16, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Eighth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all 15 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 16, 2016
Ohio EPA Holds Public Hearing on Proposed HAB Reporting Rules for Public Water Systems and Laboratories
Proposed rules for public drinking water systems and laboratories on the reporting and monitoring of harmful algal blooms (HABs) will be the focus of a Feb. 24, 2016, Ohio EPA public hearing.

February 12, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Seventh Round of Voluntary Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and 84 of the 87 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead.

February 11, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Sixth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and 94 of the 97 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 9, 2016
Ohio EPA Issues Another Notice of Violation to Sebring
On Jan. 21, 2016, Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler mandated that the village offer free water testing for any resident who requested it to give them piece of mind about the quality of their drinking water. Since then, 664 of 698 samples tested below the federal allowable level, including results received today. The village is required to notify any resident of their lead results and provide them with an information sheet detailing how to minimize their lead risk. A previous notice of violation to the village of Sebring on Jan. 21 reaffirmed that responsibility.

February 8, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Fourth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results From Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and 169 of the 180 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 5, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Third Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and 144 of the 150 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 4, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Results from Voluntary Testing in Sebring
Recent water samples taken by the village of Sebring for homeowners who asked to have their tap water tested show lead levels in most homes are below the federal allowable limit. Of the 259 total water samples collected since Ohio EPA required the village to continue to offer testing of residential water on Jan. 21, 2016, 250 samples tested below the federal allowable level. Additional sample results are expected in the days ahead.

February 3, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Results from Voluntary Testing in Sebring
Recent water samples taken by the village of Sebring for homeowners who asked to have their tap water tested show lead levels in most homes are below the federal allowable limit. Of the 54 water samples collected from 53 homes since Ohio EPA required the village to continue to offer testing of residential water on Jan. 21, 2016, 54 samples tested below the federal allowable level.

January 26, 2016
Ohio EPA Receives Results from Water Testing at Sebring-Area Schools
Extensive water samples taken by Ohio EPA Sunday evening at three local schools near Sebring show that 121 of the 123 samples are below the federal allowable level, and those that were above the federal allowable level are contained to drinking water fountains, not the incoming water supply to the building. Some older drinking water fountains, some of which have been recalled, have been shown to be problematic due to internal parts containing lead. Ohio EPA has provided this information to the Mahoning County director of public health and the superintendent of schools so they can determine when schools will open and take any precautionary measures that may be appropriate.

January 24, 2016
Additional Water Samples Show Improvement in Sebring; Some Residents Still Impacted
As the village of Sebring makes changes to its water chemistry to reduce corrosion in homeowners’ piping, new water sampling results show progress as 25 of the 28 homes where water samples were taken are below the federal guidelines. In addition, 15 water samples were taken at three local schools and all but one sample was lower than the allowable level.

January 22, 2016
Ohio EPA Requests Nominations to Finance 2017 Drinking Water Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations to finance drinking water infrastructure improvements through the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA).

December 22, 2015
Miamisburg to Improve Water System with Ohio EPA Assistance
Miamisburg will improve the water main and storage tank on Richard Street with funding from a low-interest rate loan from Ohio EPA. The project is part of the city’s overall focus on improving water service and rebuilding aging infrastructure.

December 21, 2015
Northwestern Water & Sewer District to Conduct Water Loss Audit
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will conduct an audit of its public water system to determine the extent of water loss and lost revenue due to leaks, meter problems, billing issues and unmetered usage. A low-interest loan from Ohio EPA is assisting in the financing of the project.

October 8, 2015
Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Proposed ‘HABs Reporting Rules’ for Public Water Systems and Laboratory Certifications
Requesting feedback from interested parties, Ohio EPA has opened an initial comment period related to the Agency’s new draft rules for public drinking water systems (and laboratories) as it relates to the reporting and monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Confirmed reports of these blue green HABs growing in Ohio’s lakes, reservoirs, and rivers were common this summer.

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