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Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical and financial assistance for their environmental needs.

Training Updates

Drinking Water and Wastewater Regionalization - Opportunities and Challenges

  • On  April 1, 2021 in |
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  • Ohio is facing aging environmental infrastructure, rising construction costs, increased focus on asset management, strained local budgets for operations and maintenance, and increasing water and wastewater user charges for residential customers.

Priority Placed on Lead Service Line Replacement Projects

  • On  May 12, 2020 in |
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  • Lead is a common, natural, toxic, and often useful metal that was used for years in products around the home and in the construction industry.

Guidance to Help You Prepare Your WPCLF/WSRLA Project Plan

  • On  January 22, 2020 in |
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  • Whenever a community applies to obtain a design or construction loan from DEFA, specific information must be provided so the technical group in the Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) can review the project.

Training Updates

New Readiness-to-Proceed Requirements in the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Programs

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
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  • As part of DEFA’s ongoing efforts to make the most of the limited principal forgiveness funding available every year through our SRF programs, additional focus will be placed on projects that are ready to proceed.

Highlights of the 2020 Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) Program Management Plan (PMP)

  • On  September 10, 2019 in |
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  • The Program Year (PY) 2020 Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) Program Management Plan (PMP) became effective on July 1, 2019.

Training Updates

Record Number of Nominations Received for WSRLA Program Year 2020

  • On  June 7, 2019 in |
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  • This year, Ohio EPA received a record number of nominations for the Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) – more than 180 projects and more than $400 million for upcoming program year (PY) 2020. This reflects the growing popularity of the WSRLA and the continued, widespread need for drinking water infrastructure improvements. During calendar year 2018, the WSRLA loaned out an all-time-high of more than $233 million in funds for drinking water improvement projects.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • On  February 22, 2019 in |
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  • Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award Applications