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 4, 2014
Ohio EPA Director Recommends Lifting Toledo Drinking Water Advisory
In a letter to Mayor Collins, Director Craig Butler confirms contaminants have been below the drinking water advisory threshold and recommends lifting the “Do Not Drink” advisory issued Aug. 2, 2014 at 2:00 a.m.

July 23, 2014
Ohio EPA Director’s Western Basin Stops Highlight Efforts to Address Lake Erie Nutrient, Bacteria Issues
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is visiting sites and meeting with local officials in Toledo and Oregon today to get an update on local projects and emphasize Ohio’s focus on improving and protecting Lake Erie.

January 28, 2014
Ohio EPA Accepting Pre-Applications For Financial Assistance For Drinking Water Projects
Communities seeking help with funding drinking water infrastructure projects for 2015 need to nominate their projects by March 1, 2014, to be considered for funding through Ohio EPA’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA).

January 23, 2014
Ohio EPA Announces New Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Options
New options to make it more convenient for Ohio water and wastewater operators to gain certification have become available through a third party exam provider recently approved by Ohio EPA.

November 4, 2013
Ohio EPA to Hold Meeting About Upper Ohio River Drinking Water Protection Plan
Ohio EPA will hold an information session on Wed., Nov. 6, 2013, from 10-11:30 a.m. to discuss a plan to protect drinking water quality in the Upper Ohio River.

September 19, 2013
Ohio EPA Assists Akron with Sewer Line and Drinking Water Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing two low-interest loans totaling more than $6.9 million to the city of Akron to repair the city’s main sewer line and replace aging water mains, valves and hydrants.

September 19, 2013
Ohio EPA Assists Summit County Community with Drinking Water Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing a $179,463 loan to the village of Lakemore to install a new well in Waterworks Park and connect it to the existing water treatment plant.

August 30, 2013
Jefferson County Project Receives Ohio EPA Loan to Replace Infrastructure, Improve Water Quality and Public Health
Ohio EPA has issued a $877,906 low-interest loan to the city of Toronto to help replace existing waterlines and re-establish a reliable water distribution system.

August 30, 2013
Meigs County Project Receives Ohio EPA Loan to Replace Infrastructure, Improve Water Quality and Capacity
Ohio EPA has issued a $123,574 low-interest loan to the Tuppers Plains/Chester Water District to help replace the existing waterline and booster station at State Route 681.

August 29, 2013
Ohio EPA Loan Funding Replacement of Water Lines in Rossford
Ohio EPA has issued a more than $1.29 million low-interest loan to the Northwestern Water and Sewer District to replace drinking water supply lines in the city of Rossford.

August 29, 2013
Enon Project Receives Ohio EPA Loan for Drinking Water Quality Improvement
Thanks to a low-interest Ohio EPA construction loan, the city of Enon will replace 1,330 existing, worn-out, individually read water meters with new, radio-read water meters and their supporting components and purchase six portable leak detectors.

August 29, 2013
Ohio EPA Loan Program Goes Above $1 Billion Mark
Ohio EPA recently reached a landmark point in its Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) program when loans awarded passed the $1 billion mark.

August 22, 2013
Ohio EPA Assists Akron with Drinking Water Plant Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing two low-interest loans to the city of Akron to improve operations at its water treatment plant. The upgrades will help ensure customers continue to receive a safe and reliable supply of drinking water.

August 22, 2013
Ohio EPA Assists East Liverpool with Water and Sewer Line Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing two low-interest loans totaling more than $755,000 to the city of East Liverpool to replace deteriorating and inaccessible drinking water and sanitary sewer lines.

August 16, 2013
Ohio EPA Loan Funding Replacement of McComb Water Tower
Ohio EPA has issued an $890,279 low-interest loan to help the village of McComb construct a new water tower.

 
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