August 17, 2017
Oregon Project Reducing Storm Water in Sanitary Sewer; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The city of Oregon is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to reduce storm water infiltration and inflow into the city’s sanitary sewer, eliminating sanitary sewer overflows and improving water quality in Maumee Bay.

August 17, 2017
Delphos Improving Wastewater Treatment Plant; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The city of Delphos is receiving an interest-free loan from Ohio EPA to improve influent screening at its wastewater treatment plant.

August 16, 2017
Hicksville Improving Wastewater Treatment; Receives Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of Hicksville is receiving a principal forgiveness loan from Ohio EPA to reduce storm water infiltration into a combined sewer. This will improve the efficiency of the wastewater treatment plant, reduce combined sewer overflows and improve water quality in Mill Creek.

August 14, 2017
Ohio EPA Taking Public Comments on Proposed Water Quality Standards
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 23, 2017, to take comments on proposed water quality standards, which include criteria that would cover pesticides, dredged material and E. coli.

August 10, 2017
Ohio EPA Schedules Meeting to Discuss Monroeville Permit Request
A request to adjust the mercury levels allowed in the Monroeville wastewater discharge permit will be the topic of a Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a public hearing at the Huron River Joint Fire District station, 155 Monroe St., Monroeville.

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 27, 2017
Public Meeting to Discuss Wastewater Permit for Seneca County Campground
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss a draft wastewater discharge permit modification allowing Walnut Grove Campground to replace its wastewater treatment plant with a larger facility.

July 27, 2017
Ohio EPA Proposes General Permit for Bulk Fuel Storage Facilities
Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, to accept public comments about renewing the general permit for storm water and wastewater discharges from bulk fuel storage facilities in Ohio.

July 26, 2017
Oregon Changing Sewage Biosolids System to End Practice of Land Application
The city of Oregon is receiving a loan from Ohio EPA to build a new sewage biosolids dewatering system that will allow the material to be sent to a landfill rather than applying it to cropland.

July 25, 2017
Sandusky County Village Improving Wastewater Treatment Plant; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
The village of Lindsey will improve its wastewater treatment plant with help from an Ohio EPA loan to cover the cost of designing the project.

July 21, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists City of Akron with Sewer Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing six loans to the City of Akron for continued upgrades to the city’s sewer system. The loans, totaling more than $51 million, will help the city achieve its goal of dramatically reducing the number of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) that release to the local waterways during periods of heavy precipitation.

July 11, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District With Kingsbury Run Sewer Improvements
Ohio EPA is providing a $4,774,375 loan to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) to fund upgrades to the Kingsbury Run sewer collection system. Kingsbury Run serves as a drainage outlet for the central portion of Cleveland, east of the Cuyahoga River, and the west end of Shaker Heights.

July 11, 2017
Ohio EPA Assists Wayne County Village with Sanitary Sewer Expansion
Ohio EPA is providing a $532,464 loan to the village of Apple Creek to extend sanitary sewers to Waynedale High School on Dover Road. The loan, along with a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission, will cover the entire cost of the project.

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 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.

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