October 30, 2014
Avon Lake Among First Recipients of State Grants to Purchase Cyanobacteria Monitoring Equipment for Drinking Water Plants
Ohio EPA has awarded Avon Lake one of the first grants to purchase testing equipment to monitor the city’s drinking water supply for cyanobacteria. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler was in Avon Lake today to award the grant and discuss how the state and communities are cooperating to protect local water supplies.

September 9, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Tours Greater Cincinnati Water Works’ Richard Miller Treatment Plant
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited the Richard Miller Treatment Plant today. Part of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works system, the Miller plant provides most of the water for the metropolitan area.

August 19, 2014
Ohio EPA Continues Coordinating Clean-up Efforts of Ohio River Fuel Oil Spill
Ohio EPA is working with the U.S. Coast Guard, local officials and private sector clean-up contractors to begin cleaning up the spill of between 4,000 and 8,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Ohio River from Duke Energy’s Beckjord plant near New Richmond in Clermont County. An Ohio EPA on-scene coordinator reported to the scene early this morning to help oversee the cleanup and containment devices have been installed in the river.

August 13, 2014
Ohio EPA Meeting to Discuss Renewal of Vickery Environmental’s Underground Injection Permits
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, to present information and accept public comments on four draft permits for liquid waste injection at Vickery Environmental Inc. (VEI). The meeting will be held at the Sandusky County Board of Health, 2000 Countryside Drive, Fremont.

August 5, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Supports Mayor Collins Water Conservation Request
Today Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler voiced his support for Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins’ call for temporary water conservation measures while the city performs maintenance on its water system.

August 4, 2014
Kasich Administration Supports City of Toledo Decision to Lift Water Advisory
Following Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins’ decision this morning to lift the drinking water advisory which the city originally issued early Saturday morning, Gov. John R. Kasich and Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler stated support for the decision. Ohio EPA officials worked with city officials this morning to analyze the results of tests the city ran overnight and agreed with the city’s conclusion that Toledo’s water is safe to drink.

August 4, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Recommends Lifting Toledo Drinking Water Advisory
In a letter to Mayor Collins, Director Craig Butler confirms contaminants have been below the drinking water advisory threshold and recommends lifting the “Do Not Drink” advisory issued Aug. 2, 2014 at 2:00 a.m.

July 23, 2014
Ohio EPA Director’s Western Basin Stops Highlight Efforts to Address Lake Erie Nutrient, Bacteria Issues
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is visiting sites and meeting with local officials in Toledo and Oregon today to get an update on local projects and emphasize Ohio’s focus on improving and protecting Lake Erie.

January 28, 2014
Ohio EPA Accepting Pre-Applications For Financial Assistance For Drinking Water Projects
Communities seeking help with funding drinking water infrastructure projects for 2015 need to nominate their projects by March 1, 2014, to be considered for funding through Ohio EPA’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA).

January 23, 2014
Ohio EPA Announces New Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Options
New options to make it more convenient for Ohio water and wastewater operators to gain certification have become available through a third party exam provider recently approved by Ohio EPA.

November 4, 2013
Ohio EPA to Hold Meeting About Upper Ohio River Drinking Water Protection Plan
Ohio EPA will hold an information session on Wed., Nov. 6, 2013, from 10-11:30 a.m. to discuss a plan to protect drinking water quality in the Upper Ohio River.

September 19, 2013
Ohio EPA Assists Akron with Sewer Line and Drinking Water Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing two low-interest loans totaling more than $6.9 million to the city of Akron to repair the city’s main sewer line and replace aging water mains, valves and hydrants.

September 19, 2013
Ohio EPA Assists Summit County Community with Drinking Water Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing a $179,463 loan to the village of Lakemore to install a new well in Waterworks Park and connect it to the existing water treatment plant.

August 30, 2013
Jefferson County Project Receives Ohio EPA Loan to Replace Infrastructure, Improve Water Quality and Public Health
Ohio EPA has issued a $877,906 low-interest loan to the city of Toronto to help replace existing waterlines and re-establish a reliable water distribution system.

August 30, 2013
Meigs County Project Receives Ohio EPA Loan to Replace Infrastructure, Improve Water Quality and Capacity
Ohio EPA has issued a $123,574 low-interest loan to the Tuppers Plains/Chester Water District to help replace the existing waterline and booster station at State Route 681.