September 1, 2015
Lucas County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA for Home Septic Systems
Homeowners in Lucas County can repair or replace septic systems with funding from Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA awarded a $300,000 loan to the county as part of the Ohio Department of Health’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement project for 2015.

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

August 17, 2015
General Motors Plant Receives Top Environmental Recognition by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler today presented General Motors Toledo Transmission plant with the Agency’s highest award for environmental stewardship, the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program Gold-level Award.

August 6, 2015
Lake Erie License Plate Proceeds Fund Projects to Benefit the Watershed
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded three grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at the commission’s June meeting at Heidelberg University in Tiffin.

August 3, 2015
Ohio EPA Accepting Comments on Proposal to Remove Beneficial Use Impairment from Maumee Area of Concern
Ohio EPA is taking public comments on a proposal to remove a Beneficial Use Impairment from the federally designated Maumee Area of Concern. Comments are due to Ohio EPA by Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.

July 29, 2015
Crown Equipment’s New Bremen Plant Receiving Top Environmental Recognition by Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA Assistant Director Laura Factor today presented Crown Equipment Corporation’s New Bremen electronics assembly plant with the Agency’s highest award for environmental stewardship, naming the facility an Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program Gold-level Award recipient.

July 21, 2015
Company, Owner Sentenced in Asbestos Dumping Case
Donzell Moore of Toledo was sentenced today in Lucas County Court of Common Pleas after pleading guilty in June to two charges related to asbestos removal and disposal during demolition of the former Champion Spark Plug facility on Upton Avenue in Toledo.

July 17, 2015
Rossford Pump Station Set for Replacement; Project Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will replace the Colony Road pump station with a gravity sewer in the city of Rossford. The project will eliminate sanitary sewer overflows from the pump station into Grassy Creek, which is a Maumee River tributary.

July 17, 2015
Oregon Continuing Sewer Improvements; City Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Oregon is continuing its sanitary sewer rehabilitation initiative to reduce infiltration and inflow of storm water into the sanitary sewers. This year, the city is beginning phase three of the project, which is eliminating sewer overflows that pose risks to public health from exposure to untreated sewage.

July 15, 2015
Northwestern Water, Sewer District to Improve Sewers with Ohio EPA Funds
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will address corrosion-related damage to sewers in subdivisions near Perrysburg and Rudolph. These and other storm water infiltration and inflow correction projects will eliminate most basement sewage backups and reduce peak storm flows that contribute to combined sewer overflows in the downstream wastewater treatment systems, alleviating a potential health hazard and improving local water quality.

July 15, 2015
Crestline Reducing Sewer Overflows; City Receives Funding from Ohio EPA
The City of Crestline will reduce the frequency and volume of two sewer overflows in the city’s previously combined storm and sanitary sewer system. The improvements will alleviate a potential public health hazard and improve water quality in Westerly Creek.

July 15, 2015
Defiance to Improve Wastewater Treatment with Ohio EPA Funds
Defiance is developing a revised and updated long-term control plan to address combined sewer overflows throughout the city’s sewer system, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

July 1, 2015
Ohio EPA Recognizes Eight Organizations with Environmental Excellence Awards
Ohio EPA has awarded eight environmentally innovative organizations with this year’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Silver Awards. The E3 program recognizes organizations committed to environmental excellence.

June 17, 2015
Ohio Lake Erie Commission to Hold June Meeting at Heidelberg University Campus Center in Tiffin
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Heidelberg University Campus Center, Room 120, 44 Greenfield St., Tiffin.

June 8, 2015
Sandusky Property Cleaned Up under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program
The City of Sandusky and a development company have received a covenant not to sue under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) for the former Apex Manufacturing facility located at 1643 First Street, Sandusky.

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