As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. In order to reach us, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946



August 17, 2018
Ohio EPA Grant to Assist Winona Residents with Drinking Water Wells; Community Water System Slated for Decommission
Ohio EPA is giving a $220,000 grant to the Columbiana County Health District to assist homeowners in Winona with the installation of private wells. The community’s water system, which has had ongoing, expensive maintenance issues, will permanently cease operations later this year.

June 25, 2018
Former Lancaster Lab Analyst Convicted, Sentenced for Falsifying Drinking Water Data
Ryan Guisinger, a former Lancaster City drinking water plant employee, was sentenced last week in Fairfield County Common Pleas Court for a felony conviction of falsifying data. Guisinger’s crimes date back to 2015 and 2016 when the lab analyst was caught entering false data rather than processing and recording actual treatment analysis.

May 25, 2018
Stark County City Developing Drinking Water Plan with Ohio EPA Assistance
Louisville is developing an asset management plan for the city’s municipal water system with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

May 18, 2018
Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2019 Drinking Water Assistance Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, to accept public comments on the draft 2019 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

March 6, 2018
Muskingum County Extending Water Service with Financing from Ohio EPA
Muskingum County is extending public drinking water service to 124 residences and businesses in two rural areas in the county. The projects were financed with interest-free loans from Ohio EPA.

March 5, 2018
Bowling Green Financing Water Treatment Project with Ohio EPA Assistance
Bowling Green is enhancing its drinking water filtration system to better treat for contaminants caused by harmful algal blooms (HABs) in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

February 28, 2018
Ohio EPA Taking Comments on Revisions to Ohio’s Lead and Copper Rules
Ohio EPA is taking public comments at a hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, concerning proposed changes to lead and copper rules for public water systems. These changes incorporate a new law that ensures homeowners get the timely public notice they deserve whenever high levels of lead are found in drinking water.

February 15, 2018
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit for Huber Heights Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018, about a proposed wastewater discharge from the Huber Heights drinking water treatment plant.

January 29, 2018
Glouster Replacing Water Lines with Financing from Ohio EPA
Glouster will be replacing aged, deteriorated water lines throughout the village to improve the drinking water distribution system in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

January 17, 2018
Gallia County Improving Drinking Water System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Gallia County will improve drinking water service in the Kerr Booster Service Area in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

January 11, 2018
Toronto Preparing Drinking Water Plan with Financing from Ohio EPA
Toronto is developing an asset management plan for the city’s public drinking water system in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

January 10, 2018
Cincinnati Replacing Beech Avenue Water Main; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
With help from a low-interest Ohio EPA loan, Greater Cincinnati Water Works is replacing the Beech Avenue water main, eliminating deteriorated pipes and reducing water loss in the distribution system.

January 10, 2018
Muskingum County Extending Water Service with Financing from Ohio EPA
Muskingum County is extending public drinking water service to 273 residences and businesses to the unincorporated area around Cannelville in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

November 21, 2017
New Waterford Improving Drinking Water System with Financing from Ohio EPA
New Waterford is improving the village’s drinking water treatment and distribution system in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

November 17, 2017
Campbell Building Emergency Water Connection with Financing from Ohio EPA
The city of Campbell is establishing an emergency drinking water connection with Youngstown in a project financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

 
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