October 14, 2016
Future City Competition, Ohio Region Announces 2016-2017 Theme: The Power of Public Spaces
The 2016-2017 DiscoverE Future City® Competition has announced this year’s theme, “The Power of Public Spaces,” and asks Ohio’s sixth, seventh and eighth graders to envision urban public spaces of tomorrow. The State of Ohio competition is open for registration now. Go to http://futurecity.org/register.

October 13, 2016
Ohio EPA Considering Discharge Permit Changes for Napoleon Water Plant
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, about changes to the Napoleon water treatment plant’s wastewater discharge permit. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Napoleon City Council Chambers, 255 West Riverview Ave., Napoleon.

October 13, 2016
Ohio EPA Director Recognizes Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Exceptional Environmental Stewardship
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is honoring the Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland today with a flag-raising event to bring to the fore its many achievements as environmental stewards in its community. The company has achieved gold-level recognition in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program.

October 11, 2016
Jewett to Improve Drinking Water System; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Jewett drinking water customers will have a more reliable water system as the village upgrades finished water holding tanks with help from an Ohio EPA loan.

October 7, 2016
Hamilton County to Improve Wastewater Treatment; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Hamilton County will receive assistance from Ohio EPA financing the White Street area sewer separation which will improve water quality in Cincinnati-area streams.

October 7, 2016
Ohio EPA Offering Water Quality Sampling Training
Ohio EPA is offering Credible Data, Level 1 (water quality data), training at Ken Green’s Farm, 943 Water St., Woodville, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2016.

October 6, 2016
Ohio EPA Accepting Proposals For Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants; Schedules Information Session and Webinar
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for four types of recycling-related grants to be awarded in 2017. Grant applications for all four programs are due Feb. 3, 2017, and the Agency will offer two opportunities for assistance.

October 6, 2016
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler Statement on Agreement with the Army Corps to Dredge Cleveland Harbor in 2016
Ohio has been proactively trying to come to agreement with the U.S. Army Corps since the spring to dredge the Cuyahoga River – as the Corps is obligated to do under federal law. Unfortunately, we could not agree to onerous conditions that would force Ohio to concede its case. Ohio, the Port of Cleveland and ArcelorMittal were left no other choice but to ask the court through a TRO to force the Corps to dredge the river.

October 5, 2016
Public Comments Sought for Proposed Pipeline
Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Morgan High School, 800 Raider Drive, McConnelsville, to present details and answer questions concerning an application related to four proposed pipelines and accept comments as part of a public hearing.

September 29, 2016
Ohio EPA Director Recognizes Scotts Company’s Exceptional Environmental Stewardship
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is honoring the ScottsMiracle-Gro facility in Marysville today with a flag-raising event to bring to the fore its many achievements as environmental stewards in its community. The company has achieved gold-level recognition in Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence program.

September 23, 2016
Warren County Receives Funding from Ohio EPA to Help Homeowners with Failing Home Sewage Treatment Systems
Ohio EPA is helping qualifying Warren County homeowners address failing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) by awarding a $150,000 principal forgiveness loan for system repair or replacement to the Warren County Combined Health District.

September 23, 2016
Ohio EPA Funding Improvements to Indian Creek Wastewater Plant
Hamilton County has been awarded a loan from Ohio EPA to upgrade the Indian Creek wastewater treatment plant. The project will further improve the plant’s safety and efficiency and protect water quality in the Ohio River.

September 23, 2016
Butler Sewage System Design Funded by Ohio EPA
The village of Butler is planning major improvements to its wastewater treatment system to upgrade the quality of its effluent and improve water quality in the Clear Fork of the Mohican River thanks to an Ohio EPA Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) loan.

September 23, 2016
Belle Center Designing New Water Tower with Funding from Ohio EPA
The village of Belle Center is designing a new elevated water tank to replace a 75-year-old tank that currently serves the community. The project is being financed with a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.

September 23, 2016
Columbus to Improve Sewer System Operation; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
Columbus will greatly lessen odors associated with its sewer operations on the city’s south side through rebuilding a biofilter on the Big Walnut Augmentation/Rickenbacker interceptor.

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