June 13, 2018 Twelve Southwest Ohio Counties Receive Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is offering communities financial assistance through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair and replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS). It is estimated that about 31 percent of all household sewage treatment systems throughout Ohio are experiencing some degree of failure due to poor maintenance or age. When failing systems discharge untreated sewage, potential exposure to harmful bacteria and pathogens can cause public health concerns and threaten the environment.
June 5, 2018 Southwest Ohio Organizations Receive Ohio EPA Education Grants
Greene Soil and Water Conservation District and Clean Fuels Ohio have been awarded Ohio EPA environmental education mini grants. Eight mini grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $27,433.
June 1, 2018 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant To Hamilton County Agency
The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District will use a storm sewer retrofit project in Bechtold Park to help public officials learn about more effective storm water management technologies. The project is supported by a $49,513 Ohio EPA Environmental Education grant. It is one of four grant recipients statewide totaling $168,458.
April 16, 2018 Ohio EPA Updates Findings on Sources of Nutrients Impacting Ohio Waters
As required by state legislation signed in 2015 (House Bill 64), Ohio EPA has completed its second statewide study identifying sources and estimating the annual amount of phosphorus and other nutrients flowing from the state’s watersheds into Lake Erie and the Ohio River. The study covers the Maumee, Portage, Sandusky, Vermilion, Cuyahoga, Great Miami, Scioto and Muskingum watersheds, and includes some direct tributaries to Lake Erie, which collectively represent surface water quality from 66 percent of the entire state.
March 8, 2018 Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Greene County Biodigester Expansion
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss an application for a permit allowing Dovetail Energy LLC to expand its biosolids treatment facility in Greene County and improve the quality of its product.
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 18, 2018 Public Meeting to Discuss Wastewater Discharge for Enon Quarry
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the receipt of an application to discharge wastewater from the Enon Sand and Gravel quarry in Clark County.
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.
December 5, 2017 Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Three Southern Ohio Organizations
Three southern Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Athens City Schools, Public Media Connect and Imago.
December 5, 2017 Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Five Western Ohio Organizations
Five western Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Graham Local Schools, Logan Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Brookville Local School, Public Media Connect and The Ohio State University.
December 4, 2017 Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Seven Central Ohio Organizations
Seven central Ohio organizations have received grants from Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF): Columbus City Schools, Canal Winchester Local Schools, Slow Food Columbus, Columbus Public Health, Public Media Connect, Columbus Jewish Day School and The Ohio State University.
December 4, 2017 Ohio EPA Holding Hearing about Wabash River Water Quality Use Designations
As part of ongoing efforts to document and improve the state’s water quality, Ohio EPA is updating the rule setting beneficial use designations for the Wabash River watershed in western Ohio. A public hearing about the rule will be held Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Ohio EPA’s Central Office in Columbus.
November 28, 2017 Washing Systems Earns Ohio EPA’s Top Environmental Stewardship Award
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is recognizing Washing Systems LLC today with Ohio EPA’s highest environmental stewardship honor in a flag-raising event highlighting the company’s focus on making its products more efficient and environmentally sustainable for its laundry processing industry customers in North America and Europe.
October 31, 2017 Water Quality Meeting Set for Rumpke Landfill Expansion Project
Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed Rumpke Landfill expansion project. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Fernald Preserve Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Road, Hamilton.
October 25, 2017 New Boston Making Sewer System Improvements; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
New Boston is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to help eliminate combined sewer overflows into the Ohio River, reducing threats to public health and aquatic life.