July 16, 2015 Ohio EPA Outlines Public Notification Guidelines for Algal Bloom-affected Drinking Waters
A new multi-tiered advisory system to notify the public if microcystin, and other compounds produced by blue-green algae, is detected in treated drinking water at local public water systems throughout the state has been developed by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) as part of its annual review.
June 29, 2015 Ohio Lake Erie Commission Seeking Submissions for Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest
Lake Erie enthusiasts who want to capture the essence of Lake Erie life on camera can enter the Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s (OLEC) 2015 Life on Lake Erie photo contest.
June 25, 2015 Ashtabula to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds
Ashtabula is making significant progress toward upgrading its wastewater treatment plant to reduce phosphorus and nutrient discharges, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
June 17, 2015 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold June Meeting at Heidelberg University Campus Center in Tiffin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Heidelberg University Campus Center, Room 120, 44 Greenfield St., Tiffin.
June 16, 2015 Grants to Focus on Reducing Nutrients In Lake Erie
Improving water quality in Ohio’s lakes and streams – especially those susceptible to blue-green algae – is a focus of this year’s federal grants for water quality improvement. Innovative and/or highly effective projects within the Lake Erie Watershed will receive strong consideration for part of the approximately $2 million funding available through Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.
May 18, 2015 Ohio EPA Director Recognizes City of Euclid; Visits Euclid Wastewater Treatment Plant
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today recognized Euclid for its efforts to improve and protect Lake Erie’s water quality through major improvements to the sewer system and Euclid Wastewater Treatment Plant, and for setting an example of how to best use Ohio EPA’s technical and financial assistance programs.
May 5, 2015 Ohio EPA Issues Certification Allowing Fairport Harbor Dredging
Maintenance dredging of the Fairport Harbor federal navigation channel has been authorized by Ohio EPA in the central basin of Lake Erie and the navigable channel of the
April 22, 2015 Toledo to Improve Drinking Water System with Ohio EPA Funds
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler observed Earth Day in Toledo today, joining Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson to announce upgrades at the city’s drinking water treatment plant designed to improve the ability to remove harmful algal blooms (HABs).
April 14, 2015 Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects within the Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded three quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at the commission’s March meeting in Columbus.
March 26, 2015 Ohio EPA Awarded Federal Grants to Fund Projects Benefitting Lake Erie
Ohio EPA is receiving an additional $4.38 million in federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants to implement sediment and nutrient reduction projects in two major Lake Erie watersheds.
March 19, 2015 Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold March Meeting in Columbus
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 25, at 10 a.m., at the Ohio EPA Center for Excellence, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus.
March 5, 2015 2015 Sport Fish Consumption Advisory Reflects Some Significant Improvements
Some Ohio waterways are showing signs of improvement based on sampling conducted for the 2015 sport fish consumption advisory. All “Do Not Eat” advisories for the Mahoning River have been removed and replaced with less stringent advisories described below. There are also improved advisories listed for Lake Erie, the Tiffin River and Findley Lake.
February 11, 2015 Governor Kasich Signs Executive Order to Further Protect Lake Erie
Today Governor John R. Kasich signed an executive order to require Ohio EPA to create emergency rules that will further protect Lake Erie, its aquatic life and the fishing industry, while ensuring shipping can continue in the Cuyahoga River.
December 22, 2014 Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects within the Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded two quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at its December meeting in Columbus.
October 30, 2014 Norwalk among First Recipients of State Grants to Purchase Cyanobacteria Testing Equipment for Drinking Water Plant
Ohio EPA has awarded Norwalk 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 Norwalk today to award the grant and discuss how the state and communities are cooperating to protect local water supplies.