February 16, 2016
Ohio EPA Holds Public Hearing on Proposed HAB Reporting Rules for Public Water Systems and Laboratories
Proposed rules for public drinking water systems and laboratories on the reporting and monitoring of harmful algal blooms (HABs) will be the focus of a Feb. 24, 2016, Ohio EPA public hearing.

February 11, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Sixth 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 94 of the 97 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 9, 2016
Ohio EPA Issues Another Notice of Violation to Sebring
On Jan. 21, 2016, Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler mandated that the village offer free water testing for any resident who requested it to give them piece of mind about the quality of their drinking water. Since then, 664 of 698 samples tested below the federal allowable level, including results received today. The village is required to notify any resident of their lead results and provide them with an information sheet detailing how to minimize their lead risk. A previous notice of violation to the village of Sebring on Jan. 21 reaffirmed that responsibility.

February 8, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Fourth 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 169 of the 180 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 5, 2016
Ohio EPA Releases Third 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 144 of the 150 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 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 4, 2016
Bellville to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Bellville will make improvements to its wastewater treatment plant and pump station using a loan from Ohio EPA, improving water quality to the Mohican River watershed.

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 26, 2016
Ohio EPA Receives Results from Water Testing at Sebring-Area Schools
Extensive water samples taken by Ohio EPA Sunday evening at three local schools near Sebring show that 121 of the 123 samples are below the federal allowable level, and those that were above the federal allowable level are contained to drinking water fountains, not the incoming water supply to the building. Some older drinking water fountains, some of which have been recalled, have been shown to be problematic due to internal parts containing lead. Ohio EPA has provided this information to the Mahoning County director of public health and the superintendent of schools so they can determine when schools will open and take any precautionary measures that may be appropriate.

December 24, 2015
Bellville to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Bellville will make improvements to its wastewater treatment plant and pump station using a loan from Ohio EPA, improving water quality to the Mohican River watershed.

December 23, 2015
Mifflin to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
A new wastewater treatment system will help Mifflin improve water quality in Charles Mill Lake by capturing and treating wastewater from 60 homes and 10 businesses currently served by home septic treatment systems (HSTS). Some of the existing systems are failing and cause water quality problems when untreated or partially-treated sewage migrates from individual properties to streams, lakes and other public recreational areas.

December 23, 2015
Clyde to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Clyde will improve water quality in Raccoon Creek leading to better water quality conditions in Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie when the city constructs a 1 million gallon equalization basin to reduce untreated sewer flows.

October 29, 2015
Ohio EPA Proposes 2016 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, to discuss Ohio EPA’s draft program management plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects, addressing the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

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 4, 2015
Potential for Blue-Green Algae in Ohio River
The State of Ohio has been working with the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), Kentucky and West Virginia to respond to reports of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) on the Ohio River.

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