August 14, 2015 Ohio EPA Offers Millions for Water Pollution Control Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations from communities for water quality improvement projects seeking financial assistance from the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) for 2016.
August 7, 2015 Akron to Improve Sewage System, Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
Akron will construct a 6.5 million gallon wet weather overflow basin to add to the city’s wastewater treatment system. The project will help bring Akron into compliance and improve water quality in the Little Cuyahoga River. The improvements are being funded with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
August 7, 2015 Massillon to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds
Massillon will upgrade its wastewater treatment plant to reduce phosphorus and nutrient discharges and significantly improve water quality in the Tuscarawas River, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
July 17, 2015 Rossford Pump Station Set for Replacement; Project Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will replace the Colony Road pump station with a gravity sewer in the city of Rossford. The project will eliminate sanitary sewer overflows from the pump station into Grassy Creek, which is a Maumee River tributary.
July 17, 2015 Oregon Continuing Sewer Improvements; City Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Oregon is continuing its sanitary sewer rehabilitation initiative to reduce infiltration and inflow of storm water into the sanitary sewers. This year, the city is beginning phase three of the project, which is eliminating sewer overflows that pose risks to public health from exposure to untreated sewage.
July 16, 2015 DeGraff to Improve Sewers with Ohio EPA Funds
The Village of DeGraff will install a new pump station and force main between DeGraff and Quincy to replace the aging and failing equipment and infrastructure. Design of the project is being financed with an interest-free loan recently awarded to the village by Ohio EPA.
July 15, 2015 Northwestern Water, Sewer District to Improve Sewers with Ohio EPA Funds
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will address corrosion-related damage to sewers in subdivisions near Perrysburg and Rudolph. These and other storm water infiltration and inflow correction projects will eliminate most basement sewage backups and reduce peak storm flows that contribute to combined sewer overflows in the downstream wastewater treatment systems, alleviating a potential health hazard and improving local water quality.
July 15, 2015 Crestline Reducing Sewer Overflows; City Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Crestline will reduce the frequency and volume of two sewer overflows in the city’s previously combined storm and sanitary sewer system. The improvements will alleviate a potential public health hazard and improve water quality in Westerly Creek.
July 15, 2015 Defiance to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Defiance is developing a revised and updated long-term control plan to address combined sewer overflows throughout the city’s sewer system, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
June 25, 2015 Ashtabula to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds
Ashtabula is making significant progress toward upgrading its wastewater treatment plant to reduce phosphorus and nutrient discharges, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
June 5, 2015 Franklin County to Improve Wastewater Treatment, Reduce Nutrients with Ohio EPA Funds
Franklin County will begin design work – the pre-construction phase – this year in an upgrade of the Darbydale wastewater treatment plant to reduce nutrient discharges and improve water quality in Big Darby Creek, thanks to a zero-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
May 18, 2015 Ohio EPA Director Recognizes City of Euclid; Visits Euclid Wastewater Treatment Plant
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today recognized Euclid for its efforts to improve and protect Lake Erie’s water quality through major improvements to the sewer system and Euclid Wastewater Treatment Plant, and for setting an example of how to best use Ohio EPA’s technical and financial assistance programs.
March 17, 2015 Bellville to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Bellville is upgrading its wastewater treatment to make the overall process more effective, including removing more ammonia, to improve water quality and reduce nutrients in Clear Fork Mohican River, thanks to an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.
January 5, 2015 Ohio EPA Finalizes 2015 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2015 program management plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The WPCLF is a revolving loan fund that provides low-interest loans and other financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects to address the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.
November 20, 2014 Ohio EPA Celebrates 25th Year of Loan Program to Help Communities Clean up Water Pollution
The Maumee River and Swan Creek, the Ottawa River and Lake Erie are a few examples where Ohioans are seeing nutrient and bacteria levels drop, thanks in part to a loan program Ohio EPA started 25 years ago. The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) allows communities to borrow money at below-market rates to improve their wastewater treatment systems.