May 16, 2017 Ohio EPA Releases Draft 2018 Drinking Water Assistance Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold two public hearings on Friday, June 16, 2017, to accept public comments on the draft 2018 Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water.
April 6, 2017 Geneva to Improve Drinking Water System with Financing from Ohio EPA
Geneva has received a low-interest loan of nearly $606,000 from Ohio EPA to repair deteriorating water lines that have a history of breaks and water loss in the distribution system.
March 30, 2017 Washington Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA
More than 61,000 Washington County residents annually will have an opportunity to learn about precipitation and groundwater at 10 events with help from a $5,000 Ohio EPA Education grant to the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District. Viewers will learn how rain water and snow melt affects ground water.
March 28, 2017 DeGraff Designing New Drinking Water Plant, Well; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The village of DeGraff is designing a new drinking water treatment plant and a new well with help from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
March 21, 2017 Hamilton Replacing River Road Water Main; Receiving Financing from Ohio EPA
The city of Hamilton is replacing the River Road water main with help from an Ohio EPA loan.
March 20, 2017 Northwestern Water & Sewer District Inspecting Water Lines
To ensure drinking water service reliability and quality, the Northwestern Water and Sewer District in Wood County plans to evaluate several miles of pipe with help from an Ohio EPA loan.
March 10, 2017 Ohio’s Lead Maps Available to Public
Maps identifying lead service lines across the state have been released by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Ohio has 1,878 Ohio public drinking water systems that were required to submit the maps by yesterday as part of recent drinking water reforms championed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to ensure our communities are provided information and being protected like never before from lead in drinking water.
February 3, 2017 Columbus to Improve Drinking Water System in Brentwood Neighborhood; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Columbus drinking water customers will have a more reliable water system in the Shattuck Avenue area with help from a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA.
January 26, 2017 Ohio EPA Offering Low Interest Loans to Finance Drinking Water Projects; March 1 Deadline for Upcoming Program Year
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for financing drinking water infrastructure improvements in communities across Ohio until March 1, 2017.
October 19, 2016 Adams County Regional Water District to Improve Drinking Water System; Receiving Funding from Ohio EPA
Adams County will be upgrading its drinking water delivery system, in part, with help from an Ohio EPA loan. The project will install a 75,000-gallon elevated water storage tank, piping, valves and hydrants. Most of the funding for this approximately $524,000 project came from two $250,000 grants from the Ohio Public Works Commission and the Appalachian Regional Commission respectively. Ohio EPA provided a low-interest loan of $23,716 for the balance.
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.
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.
June 9, 2016 Ohio EPA Proposes 2017 Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) Program Management Plan
Ohio EPA will hold two hearings on Monday, June 27, 2016, to discuss the Agency’s draft Program Management Plan for the Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for projects addressing the quality of Ohio's drinking water.
May 17, 2016 Effective June 1, 2016: First of Its Kind New ‘HABs Reporting Rules’ for Public Drinking Water Systems and Laboratories
Ohio is leading the nation in protecting public health and drinking water with new rules to ensure that public water systems in the state detect and treat any harmful occurrences of cyanobacteria and harmful algal blooms (HABs) in surface water sources.
March 31, 2016 Protecting Ohioans From Lead in Drinking Water
Proposals Include Tighter Deadlines for Public Water Systems to Inform and Educate Homeowners about High Lead Levels and New Funding Help for Communities to Replace Lead Service Lines and Fixtures