September 22, 2015
Brown County Rural Water Extending Service to Aberdeen, Assisted by Funding from Ohio EPA
The Brown County Rural Water Association (BCRWA) is extending drinking water service to the Village of Aberdeen. Most of the project is being financed by a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will improve drinking water service to the village, which voted to turn over ownership of its existing, local water system to BCRWA in May 2014.

September 18, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Excellence
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Bulter is at Progressive Field this afternoon to present 10 Ohio organizations with Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards. The E3 program recognizes businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in the Buckeye State for going above and beyond to demonstrate environmental excellence.

September 4, 2015
Miamisburg Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Water Plant Project
The City of Miamisburg is improving its drinking water softening process. Design of the project is being funded with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. When complete, the project will improve both public health and surface water quality by lowering the high amount of sodium in the drinking water and significantly reducing the amount of sodium discharged to the Great Miami River from the water treatment plant.

September 4, 2015
Potential for Blue-Green Algae in Ohio River
The State of Ohio has been working with the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), Kentucky and West Virginia to respond to reports of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) on the Ohio River.

August 13, 2015
Honda Plants in Marysville, East Liberty and Anna Receive Top Environmental Recognition from Ohio EPA
Today, Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler presented Honda’s Marysville, East Liberty and Anna plants with the Agency’s highest award for environmental stewardship — the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold-Level Award.

July 23, 2015
Springfield-Area Community Improving Drinking Water; Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
Greenlawn Village Condominium Unit Owners Inc. will make major improvements to its drinking water system, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will replace and add infrastructure, including filter tanks to remove arsenic from the water supply.

July 21, 2015
Miamisburg to Improve Drinking Water System with Ohio EPA Funds
Miamisburg will make major improvements to its drinking water system, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will address aging infrastructure, improve drinking water quality and help the city meet current and future demand for water.

July 16, 2015
DeGraff to Improve Sewers with Ohio EPA Funds
The Village of DeGraff will install a new pump station and force main between DeGraff and Quincy to replace the aging and failing equipment and infrastructure. Design of the project is being financed with an interest-free loan recently awarded to the village by Ohio EPA.

July 1, 2015
Ohio EPA Recognizes Eight Organizations with Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA has awarded eight environmentally innovative organizations with this year’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Silver Awards. The E3 program recognizes organizations committed to environmental excellence.

June 5, 2015
Study of St. Marys River Watershed Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of the St. Marys River watershed in Auglaize, Mercer, Shelby and Van Wert counties. The St. Marys River combines with the St. Joseph River to form the Maumee River in Fort Wayne, Ind.

June 4, 2015
Xenia Property Cleaned Up under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
Two local organizations and the city of Xenia have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the former Ohio Veterans’ Children’s Home property located at 690 Home Ave., Xenia.

May 6, 2015
Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Dayton Archaeological Park
SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park in Dayton strives to preserve and present the history of the Fort Ancient American Indian culture. The prairie was an important part of their life. With a grant this year from Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund, SunWatch will reclaim five acres of prairie, benefitting the park’s mission and the local environment.

April 20, 2015
Ohio EPA Orders Cleanup of Illegal Scrap Tire Dump in Logan County
Ohio EPA has ordered the operator of an illegal scrap tire dump near Huntsville in Logan County to remove and properly dispose of more than 100,000 scrap tires from three acres of land at 4971 County Road 130.

April 13, 2015
Ohio Environmental Education Fund Grant-Writing Workshop Scheduled at Miami University
How do you find funding for your environmental education project or program? And once you find it, how do you write a winning grant proposal?

April 9, 2015
Grants Help Recycling Partnerships, Support Ohio’s Glass Manufacturers
Ohio EPA is awarding more than $459,298 in grants to help direct waste glass that would end up in landfills to Ohio’s manufacturers in the form of cullet – clean bits of ground jars, bottles and windows. Ohio manufacturers need recycled glass to produce new glass products, including glass bottles and fiberglass. About 90 percent of glass containers used in Ohio ends up in landfills. Using recycled glass costs less than using raw materials by reducing energy demands.

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