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Progress for a Better Ohio

Ohio EPA was created on Oct. 23, 1972. It combined environmental programs that previously had been scattered throughout several state departments.


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Infrastructure Funding

The IIJA will invest a total of $1.2 trillion nationally for a wide variety of infrastructure projects, including improving drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.


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Join our Team

Working for Ohio EPA provides an exciting opportunity to combine your passion for the environment with public service to the citizens of Ohio.



Ohio’s communities rely on clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure to protect public health; however, some people still don’t have access to good, quality drinking water or sewer systems.

Dayton Water Plant Tour

Ensuring clean and safe water for Ohioans is a priority for Ohio EPA. Director Vogel and team had a great visit at Dayton's water plant.

Rumpke Columbus Recycling & Resource Center Groundbreaking

February 26, 2023 Assistant Director Mark Johnson was on the site of Rumpke Columbus' Recycling & Resource Center to break ground for a $90 Million State-of-the-Art Recycling facility.

Cuyahoga Falls Gorge Dam

9/9/2022 Ohio EPA Director Stevenson, Ohio Lake Erie Commission Executive Director Mulinex, and staff recently talked with stakeholders and partners about how removing the Gorge Dam could return the Cuyahoga River to a completely free-flowing river and how that would benefit water quality.

Cleveland Metroparks E3 Platinum Award

August 31, 2022 Ohio EPA recognized Cleveland Metroparks with an Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Platinum Award for the organization's accomplishments in sustainability.

H2Ohio West Union and Adams County Sewage Grant

8/23/2022 Director Stevenson met with West Union and Adams County officials to see H2Ohio funding in action.