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 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 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.
February 24, 2017 Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for Rover Pipeline
Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Rover pipeline to be built in Crawford, Seneca, Hancock, Wood, Henry, Defiance, Fulton, Ashland, Noble, Monroe, Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Richland, Belmont and Jefferson counties.
February 8, 2017 Ohio EPA to Hold Hearing to Update Central Ohio Tributaries Use Designations
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comments regarding new or revised beneficial use designations for streams in in the Central Ohio tributaries drainage basin. Designations being proposed for updates are in Ohio’s eastern counties and drain to the Ohio River.
February 8, 2017 State of Ohio Releases Framework to Reduce Nutrients in Lake Erie Basin
The State of Ohio has released the framework that is being used to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement, which was signed in June 2015 by Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Michigan and Ontario with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 20 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025.
February 2, 2017 Ashville Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA for Wastewater Treatment Improvements
Ashville will improve water quality in Walnut Creek when the village constructs the sewer portion of its new wastewater treatment plant with help from a $1.064 million low-interest Ohio EPA loan. Together, the new sewers and treatment plant will help prevent the release of untreated wastewater into Walnut Creek. Past releases of untreated sewage have led to the stream being designated nonattainment for recreational uses.
February 1, 2017 Ohio EPA Issues Water Quality Certification for Utopia Pipeline
Ohio EPA has issued a Water Quality Certification for the Kinder Morgan Utopia pipeline to be built in Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Ashland, Richland, Huron, Seneca, Sandusky, Wood, Henry, Lucas and Fulton counties.
January 31, 2017 Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will improve water quality in Alum Creek when the city completes improvements to the Alum Creek Storm Tank (ACST) facility. The work is being financed primarily through a $1.842 million low-interest Ohio EPA loan. Columbus will provide the remaining $246,000.
January 30, 2017 Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will conduct electrical and mechanical upgrades to extend the life of the Rickenbacker Area Sanitary Pump Station using a $510,000 low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The proposed rehabilitation will not only help ensure continued, effective pump station operations but also improve reliability, making it easier to maintain and troubleshoot the system.
January 26, 2017 Columbus to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will use a $2.7 million Ohio EPA low-interest loan to help fund the rehabilitation of several structures, buildings and process items at the Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant.
January 10, 2017 New Boston to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Ohio River water quality downstream from New Boston will continue to improve as the village enters the next phase of building new storm sewers to ensure rain water and snow melt do not infiltrate into existing, aged sanitary sewers.
January 6, 2017 Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss EMC Ashtabula Permit Request
A request to adjust the mercury levels allowed in the EMC Ashtabula permit will be the subject of a Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a public hearing at the Kent State Ashtabula Blue/Gold Room, 3300 Lake Road West, Ashtabula.
January 5, 2017 Ohio EPA Issues Wastewater Discharge Permits and Water Quality Certification for Proposed Belmont County Cracker Plant
Ohio EPA has issued as final two wastewater discharge permits and one 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) associated with a proposed petrochemical production plant that would be located at Old Route 7 and Ferry Landing Road (Hwy. 2), Shadyside.
December 22, 2016 Draft Industrial Storm Water General Permit Renewal Hearing Set
Ohio EPA will hold a hearing to accept comments on renewing the state’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity.