February 4, 2016 Ohio EPA Releases Results from Voluntary Testing in Sebring
Recent water samples taken by the village of Sebring for homeowners who asked to have their tap water tested show lead levels in most homes are below the federal allowable limit. Of the 259 total water samples collected since Ohio EPA required the village to continue to offer testing of residential water on Jan. 21, 2016, 250 samples tested below the federal allowable level. Additional sample results are expected in the days ahead.
February 3, 2016 Ohio EPA Releases Results from Voluntary Testing in Sebring
Recent water samples taken by the village of Sebring for homeowners who asked to have their tap water tested show lead levels in most homes are below the federal allowable limit. Of the 54 water samples collected from 53 homes since Ohio EPA required the village to continue to offer testing of residential water on Jan. 21, 2016, 54 samples tested below the federal allowable level.
January 24, 2016 Additional Water Samples Show Improvement in Sebring; Some Residents Still Impacted
As the village of Sebring makes changes to its water chemistry to reduce corrosion in homeowners’ piping, new water sampling results show progress as 25 of the 28 homes where water samples were taken are below the federal guidelines. In addition, 15 water samples were taken at three local schools and all but one sample was lower than the allowable level.
October 22, 2015 Sebring is Set to Improve Drinking Water Plant Using Ohio EPA Loan Fund
Sebring will construct a new filter-to-waste treatment system for their drinking water plant helping to further purify local water supplies. The improvements are being funded with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
October 8, 2015 Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Proposed ‘HABs Reporting Rules’ for Public Water Systems and Laboratory Certifications
Requesting feedback from interested parties, Ohio EPA has opened an initial comment period related to the Agency’s new draft rules for public drinking water systems (and laboratories) as it relates to the reporting and monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Confirmed reports of these blue green HABs growing in Ohio’s lakes, reservoirs, and rivers were common this summer.
September 25, 2015 Lorain County Community to Expand Storage and Treatment to Adjust for HABs with Finances from Ohio EPA
The City of Avon Lake will construct additional storage and interconnection systems to prevent problems in the public drinking water system that can develop when Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are present. The city is receiving a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
September 25, 2015 Bradner Installing New Wells, Improving Drinking Water Treatment; Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The Village of Bradner is making major improvements to its drinking water system. The project, funded with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA, will increase the supply of well water and improve the water treatment process.
September 23, 2015 Cleves Replacing Water Lines with Funding from Ohio EPA
The Village of Cleves will replace two water lines to improve service in the Jackson Street/Hooven Road and East State Road areas. The project is being financed with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
September 23, 2015 North Fairfield Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Evaluate Village Water System
North Fairfield will evaluate the village’s raw water supply and current drinking water treatment process to develop recommendations for improvements. The existing water plant has reached the end of its life expectancy. The project is financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
September 22, 2015 Brown County Rural Water Extending Service to Aberdeen, Assisted by Funding from Ohio EPA
The Brown County Rural Water Association (BCRWA) is extending drinking water service to the Village of Aberdeen. Most of the project is being financed by a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will improve drinking water service to the village, which voted to turn over ownership of its existing, local water system to BCRWA in May 2014.
September 22, 2015 Ohio EPA Financing Waterline Project to Improve Water Service to Hoytville
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will replace a water line serving the Village of Hoytville with assistance from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project ensures delivery of a safe, plentiful water supply to Hoytville and surrounding areas.
September 22, 2015 Bucyrus Building New Water Plant; Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Bucyrus will build a new water treatment plant and improve its distribution system with help from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will allow the city to continue providing high quality drinking water to residents, businesses and other consumers in the surrounding area.
September 1, 2015 Celina Building Water Tower with Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Celina will build a new water tower to replace an aging tank and increase potable water storage for the community. The project is being financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA
July 21, 2015 Miamisburg to Improve Drinking Water System with Ohio EPA Funds
Miamisburg will make major improvements to its drinking water system, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will address aging infrastructure, improve drinking water quality and help the city meet current and future demand for water.
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.