September 11, 2017 Piqua Expanding Wastewater Treatment Plant; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
Piqua is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to expand its wastewater treatment plant, eliminating a sanitary sewer overflow and improving water quality in the Great Miami River. Piqua’s project is one of 25 projects statewide that received funding from Ohio EPA in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for the loan programs.
September 11, 2017 Metropolitan Sewer District Continues Lick Run Project with Financing from Ohio EPA
Hamilton County has received two loans from Ohio EPA to finance the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s Project Groundwork Luck Run combined sewer overflow elimination project. The loans are among 25 projects statewide that received funding from Ohio EPA in July, totaling $475 million, a one-month record for the loan programs.
August 8, 2017 Cincinnati Amends Environmental Covenant For MetroWest Commerce Park Property
The city of Cincinnati has received an amended covenant not to sue for the MetroWest Commerce Park property under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after extending the area around the property where ground water use is restricted.
July 31, 2017 Miami County Village Improving Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Ohio EPA Financing
The village of Covington is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to begin Phase 1 improvements to the community’s wastewater treatment plant.
July 28, 2017 Georgetown Replacing Water Lines; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Georgetown will use an Ohio EPA loan to fund the replacement of aging and deteriorating water lines and increase flow and improve drinking water quality in the village.
July 20, 2017 Ohio EPA Announces Environmental Scholarship Winners
Ohio EPA is awarding $30,000 in scholarships to 12 environmental science and engineering students attending Ohio’s colleges and universities. Each student will receive $2,500 from Ohio’s Environmental Education Fund.
July 7, 2017 Butler County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Septic Systems
Ohio EPA is helping eligible Butler County homeowners repair or replace failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) with a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to the Butler County Health Department.
June 22, 2017 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Promote Citizen Monitoring of the Lower Great Miami River Watershed
Enthusiasts of the lower Great Miami River watershed will have an opportunity to be part of a citizens’ water quality monitoring program thanks to an $18,822 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to Rivers Unlimited – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.
June 22, 2017 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Increase Public Awareness of Pollination
Miami County residents will learn the importance of preserving and creating pollinator habitat thanks to an $49,914 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to the Miami County Park District (MCPD) – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.
June 22, 2017 Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to Support Urban Agroforestry Program
Cincinnati area students will learn more about their local environment and help improve wildlife habitat in the Mill Creek watershed thanks to a $36,745 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). The grant was awarded to Groundwork Cincinnati – Mill Creek (GWCMC) – one of eight Ohio communities and organizations to receive a total of $239,941 to support environmental education programs.
May 25, 2017 Ohio EPA Recognizes MillerCoors Trenton Brewery for Exceptional Environmental Stewardship
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is honoring the MillerCoors Trenton Brewery today with a flag-raising event to highlight the facility’s many achievements in environmental stewardship in the local community. The Trenton brewery has achieved gold-level recognition in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence program.
April 20, 2017 Removing Low RVP Fuel Requirements in Southwest Ohio to Give Consumers, Businesses Significant Savings
Eliminating the requirement to use specialized gas during summer months in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas could save consumers and businesses an estimated $44 million per season, based on 2016 gasoline prices.
April 7, 2017 Ohio EPA Obtains Federal Approval to Remove Low RVP Fuel Requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton Areas
Ohio EPA has received approval from U.S. EPA to remove Ohio’s low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) fuel requirements in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas.
March 31, 2017 Miami Valley Bicyclists Will Benefit from Ohio EPA Education Grant
Up to 6,000 bicyclists will have an opportunity to reduce tailpipe emissions by attending one or more of 24 Miami Valley events and leaving their cars at home with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to Bike Miami Valley. Cyclists will be able to keep their rides safe at the events using attended, secure spaces.
March 29, 2017 Clermont County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Septic Systems
Ohio EPA has approved a $150,000 principal forgiveness loan to Clermont County to help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems. This funding is offered through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement Program for 2017.