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



March 21, 2017
Hamilton Replacing River Road Water Main; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The city of Hamilton is replacing the River Road water main with help from an Ohio EPA loan.

March 20, 2017
Northwestern Water & Sewer District Inspecting Water Lines
To ensure drinking water service reliability and quality, the Northwestern Water and Sewer District in Wood County plans to evaluate several miles of pipe with help from an Ohio EPA loan.

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 3, 2017
Columbus to Improve Drinking Water System in Brentwood Neighborhood; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Columbus drinking water customers will have a more reliable water system in the Shattuck Avenue area with help from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

January 26, 2017
Ohio EPA Offering Low Interest Loans to Finance Drinking Water Projects; March 1 Deadline for Upcoming Program Year
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for financing drinking water infrastructure improvements in communities across Ohio until March 1, 2017.

December 30, 2016
Ohio EPA Finalizes 2017 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA has finalized the 2017 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance to projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies.

October 19, 2016
Adams County Regional Water District to Improve Drinking Water System; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Adams County will be upgrading its drinking water delivery system, in part, with help from an Ohio EPA loan. The project will install a 75,000-gallon elevated water storage tank, piping, valves and hydrants. Most of the funding for this approximately $524,000 project came from two $250,000 grants from the Ohio Public Works Commission and the Appalachian Regional Commission respectively. Ohio EPA provided a low-interest loan of $23,716 for the balance.

October 13, 2016
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit Changes for Napoleon Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, about changes to the Napoleon water treatment plant’s wastewater discharge permit. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Napoleon City Council Chambers, 255 West Riverview Ave., Napoleon.

October 11, 2016
Jewett to Improve Drinking Water System; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Jewett drinking water customers will have a more reliable water system as the village upgrades finished water holding tanks with help from an Ohio EPA loan.

June 28, 2016
Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on INEOS’s Injection Wells
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, to accept public comments about draft permits related to INEOS Nitriles USA LLC’s continuing operation of four Class 1 hazardous wastewater injection wells on the property in Lima.

June 9, 2016
Ohio EPA Proposes 2017 Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold two hearings on Monday, June 27, 2016, to discuss the Agency’s draft Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects addressing the quality of Ohio's drinking water.

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.

March 31, 2016
Protecting Ohioans From Lead in Drinking Water
Proposals Include Tighter Deadlines for Public Water Systems to Inform and Educate Homeowners about High Lead Levels and New Funding Help for Communities to Replace Lead Service Lines and Fixtures

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.

 
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