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Early Planning for Wastewater Issues Can Help New Craft Breweries Get Started on the Right Path

If you plan to start a craft brewery, it’s important to evaluate both water use and wastewater discharge options.

U.S. EPA Recognizes Akron’s Water Quality Improvements and Innovation

In November, Director Butler presented U.S. EPA’s Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) Award to the City of Akron for its Howard Storage Basin project.

Four Communities Take Advantage of Asset Management Funds in December

In December 2017, Ohio EPA awarded four communities principal forgiveness funds through the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) for asset management planning.

Ohio EPA Sets Record Year with Over $1 Billion to Improve Water Quality in 2017

Ohio EPA issued more than $1 billion in 2017 to finance projects that upgrade drinking water infrastructure and improve the quality of Ohio’s lakes, rivers and streams — more than ever before in the 28-year history of the state’s revolving loan programs.

Blueprint Columbus

In 2005, the City of Columbus entered a consent decree with Ohio EPA to address storm and sanitary sewer issues that cause sewage backups into homes and overflows of untreated sewage into rivers during rain events. To address these issues in accordance with the consent decree, the city devised a Wet Weather Management Plan.

The City of Avon Lake Lateral Loan Program: Helping Homeowners Finance Sewer Repairs

Success Story The City of Avon Lake Lateral Loan Program: Helping Homeowners Finance Sewer Repairs

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Dayton Expands Lime Reclamation Facility

The City of Dayton is investing more than $9 million to expand its lime reclamation facility. The city received a $250,000 grant from Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention program that was used to purchase high-volume pumps needed for the expansion. Dayton’s investment (primarily capital improvement funds) is intended to be offset by increased lime sales to external customers and the payback period for the expansion project is expected to be around 10 years.