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MEDIA CONTACT: James Lee
Ohio EPA to Hold Two Events in Trumbull County Thursday:
Statewide Mosquito Control Grants to be Announced in Warren; Regional Public Water System to be Discussed at West Farmington Water Plant
Thursday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. at the Warren Community Amphitheatre, 321 Mahoning Ave: Leadership from Ohio EPA and the Ohio Department of Health will hold a press conference to announce the first round of statewide grants targeted toward helping communities mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, West Nile or La Cross Encephalitis. Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler and State Medical Director Mary Diorio (Ohio Department of Health) and area legislators will make the announcement, along with Trumbull County Commissioners and local officials who are collaborating to share resources to provide mosquito control measures to their respective communities.
Thursday, June 16, Noon at the Water Treatment Plant, 1 Water St., West Farmington:
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler will be joined by area legislators, Trumbull County Commissioners and local officials, holding a press conference to outline funding availability to upgrade and regionalize the Village’s public water services.
The media and members of the public are welcome to attend both events.
Inclement weather alternate locations:
Warren: Trumbull County Administration Building, Fifth Floor, 160 High Street NW, Warren
West Farmington: Township Hall, 151 College Street (back entry), West Farmington
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.