July 17, 2018
Defiance Installing New Storm Sewers with Financing from Ohio EPA
Defiance is installing new storm sewers to eliminate storm water in the city’s wastewater collection system and reduce combined sewer overflows. Two projects are financed with interest-free loans from Ohio EPA.

July 16, 2018
Springfield Improving Wastewater System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Springfield is lining sections of the city’s sanitary sewer lines to eliminate storm water in the wastewater collection system. The project is financed with help from an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

July 13, 2018
Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Stautner Mine Wastewater Plant Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the receipt of applications for a wastewater discharge permit and permit-to-install for Stautner Mine.

July 10, 2018
Cincinnati Replacing Water Line with Ohio EPA Assistance
Cincinnati is improving service and reducing water loss by replacing the Putnam Road water main with help from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

July 9, 2018
Youngstown Property Receives Environmental Covenant Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
The city of Youngstown has received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after the city investigated and remediated the former Joseph Demsey Steel Company in Youngstown.

June 29, 2018
Nineteen Northwest Ohio Counties, City of Shelby Receive Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is offering communities financial assistance through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair and replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS). It is estimated that about 31 percent of all household sewage treatment systems throughout Ohio are experiencing some degree of failure due to poor maintenance or age. When failing systems discharge untreated sewage, potential exposure to harmful bacteria and pathogens can cause public health concerns and threaten the environment.

June 28, 2018
Gorge Dam Project Agreement Signed for Remedial Design of the Gorge Dam Contaminated Sediments Project
The Ohio EPA Director and the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Manager have signed a cooperative project agreement to create a plan for contaminated sediment management and habitat restoration for the Gorge Dam, which is on the Cuyahoga River in the Gorge Metro Park. The project is being funded through the Great Lakes Legacy Act with additional project match funds provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The City of Akron is the local sponsor for the state matching funds.

June 25, 2018
Former Lancaster Lab Analyst Convicted, Sentenced for Falsifying Drinking Water Data
Ryan Guisinger, a former Lancaster City drinking water plant employee, was sentenced last week in Fairfield County Common Pleas Court for a felony conviction of falsifying data. Guisinger’s crimes date back to 2015 and 2016 when the lab analyst was caught entering false data rather than processing and recording actual treatment analysis.

June 23, 2018
Ohio EPA Announces New Lead Curtain Project at Cardinal Shooting Center
Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler recently announced a pilot project at the Cardinal Shooting Center and Campground (CSCC) in Marengo to install the first lead curtain abatement system in Ohio.

June 19, 2018
Fifteen Northeast Ohio Counties Receive Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is offering communities financial assistance through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair and replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS). It is estimated that about 31 percent of all household sewage treatment systems throughout Ohio are experiencing some degree of failure due to poor maintenance or age. When failing systems discharge untreated sewage, potential exposure to harmful bacteria and pathogens can cause public health concerns and threaten the environment.

June 14, 2018
Ohio EPA Schedules Webinars, Information Session for Volkswagen Settlement Grants
Ohio EPA is inviting prospective Volkswagen Settlement grant applicants to participate in webinars and a public information session on how to apply for grants to replace or repower aging diesel fleet vehicles, including school, transit and shuttle buses, medium and heavy-duty trucks, switcher locomotives, tug boats, ferries, and cargo handling equipment in airports, ports and intermodal facilities.

June 13, 2018
Columbus, Nine Central Ohio Counties Receive Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is offering communities financial assistance through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair and replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS). It is estimated that about 31 percent of all household sewage treatment systems throughout Ohio are experiencing some degree of failure due to poor maintenance or age. When failing systems discharge untreated sewage, potential exposure to harmful bacteria and pathogens can cause public health concerns and threaten the environment.

June 13, 2018
Twelve Southwest Ohio Counties Receive Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is offering communities financial assistance through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair and replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS). It is estimated that about 31 percent of all household sewage treatment systems throughout Ohio are experiencing some degree of failure due to poor maintenance or age. When failing systems discharge untreated sewage, potential exposure to harmful bacteria and pathogens can cause public health concerns and threaten the environment.

June 12, 2018
Sixteen Southeast Ohio Counties Receive Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is offering communities financial assistance through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair and replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS). It is estimated that about 31 percent of all household sewage treatment systems throughout Ohio are experiencing some degree of failure due to poor maintenance or age. When failing systems discharge untreated sewage, potential exposure to harmful bacteria and pathogens can cause public health concerns and threaten the environment.

June 12, 2018
Ohio EPA Holding Meeting about Blanchard River Flood Reduction Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, to accept comments about a water quality certification for impacts related to construction of the Blanchard River flood reduction project in Findlay. The meeting will take place at the Findlay-Hancock Public Library’s Lindamood Room, 206 Broadway St., Findlay.

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