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Maumee Watershed Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Project

Public outreach for this project includes regular webinars and in-person events. Visit the project page here to learn more about the project and view the project schedule. 

Recent Actions and Notices

Document Comments Due
Draft Temporary Wastewater Discharges - General Permit June 15, 2022
Lake Erie Central Basin Tributaries Draft Loading Analysis Plan May 30, 2022
Draft 2022 Inland Lakes Quality Assurance Project Plan May 23, 2022
PTTGC America LLC NPDES Permit Issued N/A
Mt. Perry Nutrient Storage Facility NPDES Permit Issued N/A
Beneficial Use Designations 2021 December 17, 2021
WQS BUD Wave 2 Effective Rules N/A
Statewide Water Quality Plan Update Factsheet N/A
Discharger-specific Draft Permits in Public Notice Varies
Applications for 401 Water Quality Certifications and/or Isolated Wetland Permits Varies

2019 Sewer and Water Rate Survey

Ohio EPA has finalized and posted the 2019 Sewer and Water Rate Survey for calendar year 2019. The purpose of the annual Sewer and Water Rate Survey is to collect and publish Ohio residential sewer and water rates. The Economic Analysis Unit annually surveys sewer and water rates charged by Ohio cities, villages and special districts during the prior calendar year. Annual rates are calculated for residential customers within municipal limits given an assumed monthly water consumption level of 7,756 gallons (or 1,037 cubic feet) per household. Rate calculations do not include charges levied through income or property taxes. Historic survey data and sewer and water rates for more than 500 cities, villages and districts during the 2003-2018 periods are available online at Ohio EPA's Office of Fiscal Administration web page.

Triennial Review 2021-2022

The Water Quality Standards Section is beginning its Triennial Review of Ohio's Water Quality Standards. Please see the factsheet or visit the Water Quality Standards Program webpage for more information and details on the new process.