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 4, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting to Discuss Discharge from Coshocton Company
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed wastewater discharge permit modification for the McWane Ductile Ohio facility at 2266 S. Sixth St., Coshocton.
May 25, 2018 Nelsonville Improving Wastewater System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Nelsonville is designing a new wastewater treatment plant and improving and extending the sewage collection system with help from an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
May 24, 2018 Manchester Improving Wastewater System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Manchester is designing improvements to the village’s wastewater collection system with help from an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
May 18, 2018 Marietta Upgrading Wastewater Plant, Sponsoring Wetland Restoration Project with Financing from Ohio EPA
Marietta has received financing from Ohio EPA for the next phase of the city’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade plan. The city also is sponsoring a project to restore high quality wetlands in northeast Ohio.
May 9, 2018 Ohio EPA Holding Meeting about Pipeline Construction Project
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to accept comments about water quality impacts related to constructing an ethane supply pipeline in Jefferson, Carroll and Harrison counties. The meeting will take place at Harrison Central Junior/Senior High School, 440 E. Market St., Cadiz.
May 9, 2018 Ohio University Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is recognizing Ohio University today with Ohio EPA’s highest environmental stewardship honor in a flag-raising event highlighting the University’s focus on sustainability and being a national leader in campus environmental stewardship.
April 27, 2018 Info Session to Provide Update on Proposed Wastewater Permit for Johnson Run Mine
Ohio EPA will hold an information session on Monday, May 7, 2018, to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit for Johnson Run Mine.
April 16, 2018 Ohio EPA Updates Findings on Sources of Nutrients Impacting Ohio Waters
As required by state legislation signed in 2015 (House Bill 64), Ohio EPA has completed its second statewide study identifying sources and estimating the annual amount of phosphorus and other nutrients flowing from the state’s watersheds into Lake Erie and the Ohio River. The study covers the Maumee, Portage, Sandusky, Vermilion, Cuyahoga, Great Miami, Scioto and Muskingum watersheds, and includes some direct tributaries to Lake Erie, which collectively represent surface water quality from 66 percent of the entire state.
March 6, 2018 Muskingum County Extending Water Service with Financing from Ohio EPA
Muskingum County is extending public drinking water service to 124 residences and businesses in two rural areas in the county. The projects were financed with interest-free loans from Ohio EPA.
March 1, 2018 Public Meeting to Discuss Pike Sanitation Landfill’s Draft Expansion Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, to discuss a proposed expansion of the Pike Sanitation Landfill that, if approved, would increase the landfill’s size by one acre. The information session will be at the Piketon High School cafeteria, 1414 Piketon Road.
February 21, 2018 Ohio EPA Holding Public Hearing to Discuss Permit for Harrison County Power Plant
Ohio EPA is accepting public comments at a March 7, 2018, public meeting on a draft air emissions permit for a natural gas-fired electric generating facility. Harrison Power LLC plans to build the plant in the Harrison Industrial Park in Cadiz.
February 1, 2018 Public Meeting to Discuss Wastewater Permit for Johnson Run Mine
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit for Johnson Run Mine, a new surface coal mine.
January 29, 2018 Glouster Replacing Water Lines with Financing from Ohio EPA
Glouster will be replacing aged, deteriorated water lines throughout the village to improve the drinking water distribution system in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
January 25, 2018 Ohio EPA Director Visits Kenworth to Recognize Company for Environmental Excellence
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler visited Kenworth truck plant in Chillicothe today to recognize the company’s ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship.