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 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

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.

January 24, 2016
Additional Water Samples Show Improvement in Sebring; Some Residents Still Impacted
As the village of Sebring makes changes to its water chemistry to reduce corrosion in homeowners’ piping, new water sampling results show progress as 25 of the 28 homes where water samples were taken are below the federal guidelines. In addition, 15 water samples were taken at three local schools and all but one sample was lower than the allowable level.

January 22, 2016
Ohio EPA Requests Nominations to Finance 2017 Drinking Water Projects
Ohio EPA is accepting nominations to finance drinking water infrastructure improvements through the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA).

December 22, 2015
Miamisburg to Improve Water System with Ohio EPA Assistance
Miamisburg will improve the water main and storage tank on Richard Street with funding from a low-interest rate loan from Ohio EPA. The project is part of the city’s overall focus on improving water service and rebuilding aging infrastructure.

December 21, 2015
Northwestern Water & Sewer District to Conduct Water Loss Audit
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will conduct an audit of its public water system to determine the extent of water loss and lost revenue due to leaks, meter problems, billing issues and unmetered usage. A low-interest loan from Ohio EPA is assisting in the financing of the project.

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 25, 2015
Lorain County Community to Expand Storage and Treatment to Adjust for HABs with Finances from Ohio EPA
The City of Avon Lake will construct additional storage and interconnection systems to prevent problems in the public drinking water system that can develop when Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are present. The city is receiving a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

September 25, 2015
Bradner Installing New Wells, Improving Drinking Water Treatment; Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The Village of Bradner is making major improvements to its drinking water system. The project, funded with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA, will increase the supply of well water and improve the water treatment process.

September 23, 2015
Cleves Replacing Water Lines with Funding from Ohio EPA
The Village of Cleves will replace two water lines to improve service in the Jackson Street/Hooven Road and East State Road areas. The project is being financed with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

September 23, 2015
North Fairfield Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Evaluate Village Water System
North Fairfield will evaluate the village’s raw water supply and current drinking water treatment process to develop recommendations for improvements. The existing water plant has reached the end of its life expectancy. The project is financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA.

September 22, 2015
Brown County Rural Water Extending Service to Aberdeen, Assisted by Funding from Ohio EPA
The Brown County Rural Water Association (BCRWA) is extending drinking water service to the Village of Aberdeen. Most of the project is being financed by a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will improve drinking water service to the village, which voted to turn over ownership of its existing, local water system to BCRWA in May 2014.

September 22, 2015
Ohio EPA Financing Waterline Project to Improve Water Service to Hoytville
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will replace a water line serving the Village of Hoytville with assistance from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project ensures delivery of a safe, plentiful water supply to Hoytville and surrounding areas.

September 22, 2015
Bucyrus Building New Water Plant; Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Bucyrus will build a new water treatment plant and improve its distribution system with help from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will allow the city to continue providing high quality drinking water to residents, businesses and other consumers in the surrounding area.

September 1, 2015
Celina Building Water Tower with Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Celina will build a new water tower to replace an aging tank and increase potable water storage for the community. The project is being financed with an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA