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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.

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

Training Opportunities

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American Iron and Steel - What is this requirement and how do I comply?

The congressionally mandated American Iron and Steel (AIS) provision applies to Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) assistance recipients, and requires them to use iron and steel products that are produced in the United States. This requirement applies to projects for the construction, alteration, maintenance or repair of a public water system or wastewater treatment works. The AIS provision is a permanent requirement for all CWSRF projects. While the requirement is not yet permanent for DWSRF projects, it is in effect through at least Federal Fiscal Year 2017.

New Consolidated Application for DEFA’s Water and Wastewater Loans

DEFA’s Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) is offering a new user-friendly consolidated loan application. In the past, separate applications for each type of project within the WPCLF and WSRLA were required, sometimes resulting in multiple separate applications and some confusion about what information and which application was needed.

New Consolidated Application for DEFA’s Water and Wastewater Loans

In 2017, DEFA’s Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) will offer a new user-friendly consolidated loan application.