March 24, 2017 April 6 Hearing Set for Revised Rules for Closing Facilities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input until April 6, 2017, about proposed changes to rules governing facilities that temporarily or permanently stop regulated operations.
March 22, 2017 Ross County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Septic Systems
Ohio EPA has approved a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to Ross County to help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems. This funding is offered through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement Program for 2017.
March 22, 2017 Belle Center Building New Water Tank; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Belle Center is replacing its aging elevated water tank with a new 150,000-gallon tower with help from an Ohio EPA loan.
March 21, 2017 Hamilton Replacing River Road Water Main; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The city of Hamilton is replacing the River Road water main with help from an Ohio EPA loan.
March 21, 2017 Ashland County Village Evaluating Wastewater Treatment Plant; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Perrysville will evaluate its wastewater treatment plant with help from a no interest Ohio EPA loan. The evaluation will examine the plant’s condition to assess the need for future projects and improvements.
March 20, 2017 Northwestern Water & Sewer District Inspecting Water Lines
To ensure drinking water service reliability and quality, the Northwestern Water and Sewer District in Wood County plans to evaluate several miles of pipe with help from an Ohio EPA loan.
March 20, 2017 Toledo to Remove Unauthorized Sewer Connections Through Ohio EPA Financing
The city of Toledo will receive a loan from Ohio EPA to locate and remove unauthorized sanitary sewer connections in the Lockwood DeVilbiss and New York Avenue areas. The project is part of the city’s 20-year Toledo Waterways Initiative to reduce or eliminate combined sewer overflows.
March 20, 2017 Willoughby to Improve Sewer System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Willoughby has received a nearly $4.5 million low-interest loan from Ohio EPA to work on the Quentin Road equalization basin. The project will upgrade Willoughby’s sewer system while improving water quality in Lake Erie.
March 17, 2017 Caldwell to Design Improvements in Wastewater Collection System
Caldwell is taking steps to improve the village’s wastewater collection system which, in turn, will help reduce or eliminate overflows from combined storm and sanitary sewers. A low-interest loan from Ohio EPA will finance a study of the sewer system and planning for the elimination of three combined sewer overflow pipes.
March 16, 2017 District to Improve Sewer Systems in Two Wood County Communities; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will implement sanitary sewer rehabilitation projects in the Millbury service area in northern Wood County and in the Williamsburg-on-the-River area in western Wood County with the help of two loans from Ohio EPA.
March 16, 2017 Putnam County Village Installing Centralized Sewage System with Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Belmore will receive Ohio EPA financing to install a centralized sewage system throughout the village to eliminate unsanitary discharges from failing septic systems.
March 14, 2017 Public Hearing to Discuss Suburban Landfill’s Draft Expansion Permit
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. on March 28, 2017, to discuss a draft permit-to-install that would allow Suburban Landfill an 80-acre lateral and vertical expansion bringing the landfill’s total footprint to 178 acres. The information session will immediately be followed by a public hearing and will take place at Glenford Elementary School, 128 High St.
March 10, 2017 Ohio’s Lead Maps Available to Public
Maps identifying lead service lines across the state have been released by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Ohio has 1,878 Ohio public drinking water systems that were required to submit the maps by yesterday as part of recent drinking water reforms championed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to ensure our communities are provided information and being protected like never before from lead in drinking water.
March 2, 2017 March 23 Hearing Set on Ohio Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA is seeking public input on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) program for July 2017 through June 2018.
March 2, 2017 Ohio EPA Introduces General Permits for Compressor Stations
Continuing to advance a strong record of achievement in protecting the environment and streamlining the state’s permitting process, Ohio EPA is now accepting general permit applications for oil and natural gas mid-stream compressor stations.