May 24, 2016
Study of Huron River Watershed Underway by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has begun a water quality study of the Huron River watershed in Crawford, Erie, Huron, Richland and Seneca counties. The river drains 403 square miles and empties into Lake Erie.

May 17, 2016
Effective June 1, 2016: First of Its Kind New ‘HABs Reporting Rules’ for Public Drinking Water Systems and Laboratories
Ohio is leading the nation in protecting public health and drinking water with new rules to ensure that public water systems in the state detect and treat any harmful occurrences of cyanobacteria and harmful algal blooms (HABs) in surface water sources.

May 12, 2016
Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts From Tuscarawas County Coal Mining Project
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a proposed wastewater discharge associated with the proposed Oxford Mining Company’s Hunt 4 Adjacent Mining Area located in Clay, Salem and Washington townships, Tuscarawas County. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Gnadenhutten Village Hall, 141 S. Walnut St., Gnadenhutten.

April 4, 2016
Ohio Digging up Ideas for Beneficial Use of Dredge Material
Lake Erie is one of Ohio’s greatest assets and its harbors must be dredged regularly to keep ports open for shipping. Much of the material dredged from the lake currently is dumped into the open waters of the lake. However, most of the material could be used for projects to benefit the environment and economy. In addition, Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 1 into law in 2015, which requires open lake disposal of dredged material to end by July 1, 2020.

March 24, 2016
Public Hearing Set for Water Quality Impacts from Big Darby Bridge Construction Project
Ohio EPA will present information and receive testimony at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed bridge replacement at the County Road 22 bridge over Big Darby Creek near Orient. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Pleasant View Middle School at 7255 Knopp Road, Grove City.

March 24, 2016
Ottawa River Restoration Plan Topic of Public Meeting
Ohio EPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have issued a draft restoration plan and environmental assessment for the Ottawa River in Toledo. A public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 6 p.m. to discuss the plan and listen to comments. The meeting will be in Toledo City Council Chambers, One Government Center, 401 S. Erie St., Toledo.

March 18, 2016
Sixteenth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all six of the most recent samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

March 15, 2016
Fifteenth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all 15 of the most recent samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

March 10, 2016
Fourteenth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all 12 of the most recent samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

March 3, 2016
Thirteenth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and 31 of the 33 most recent samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 26, 2016
Twelfth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and 28 of the 29 most recent samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 23, 2016
Eleventh Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring All Below Federal Allowable Level
Ohio EPA received another round of test results from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all of the 36 most recent samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 23, 2016
Ohio’s Recent Efforts to Strengthen Lake Erie Water Quality Give It Jump-Start on New Targets Announced by U.S. EPA
In Washington D.C. at a Great Lakes Commission semi-annual meeting today, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will announce new state targets for reducing phosphorus in the Great Lakes. The 40 percent phosphorus reduction target identified by U.S. EPA is the same as that adopted earlier by Ohio through its 2013 Phosphorus Task Force II report and closely follows the path Ohio has already taken by working to establish the Western Lake Erie Basin Collaborative Agreement.

February 18, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Ninth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and 50 out of 54 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

February 16, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Eighth Round of Voluntary Household Test Results from Sebring
Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all 15 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

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