Lake Erie Advancement in Waterway Protection

Apr 05

Lake Erie Advancement in Waterway Protection

Boating plays an integral part in Ohio recreation. On Lake Erie, boaters can explore the coastline, visit the islands and fish for walleye. On lakes and rivers, paddling and pontoon opportunities give people a chance to experience Ohio’s waterways up close. But with outdoor tourism come potential problems, such as oil and gas pollution, littering and other...

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Ohio’s 2016 Household Sewer Treatment Program

Feb 26

Ohio’s 2016 Household Sewer Treatment Program

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has released the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) funding agenda. The WPCLF funding program will offer up to $5 million in principal forgiveness funds to local health districts during 2016 for projects that will repair or replace failing HSTS (Household Sewer Treatment Systems). Ohio EPA will use a strategic process...

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It’s Maple Season in Ohio!!

Jan 28

It’s Maple Season in Ohio!!

Ohio is the fourth largest of the 12 states that produce maple sugar. More than 900 Ohio families produce nearly 100,000 gallons of syrup each year, but the demand far exceeds the supply. In addition, the state hosts a variety of maple sugar events around the sugaring season, which lasts from early February to mid-March. Maple syrup produced in Northern Ohio has a...

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The City of Olmstead’s Proficiency in Stormy Weather

Dec 02

The City of Olmstead’s Proficiency in Stormy Weather

Olmstead is putting in place an impressive $39 million capital improvement program.  Along with the ongoing maintenance and repair procedures, the North Olmsted team has flood management under much better control.  North Olmsted’s 37,000 residents are served by a separate sanitary sewer system that runs for 159 miles beneath this Cleveland suburb. Sewer lines,...

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Ohio’s Regional Stormwater Management Program

Oct 12

Ohio’s Regional Stormwater Management Program

The Northeast Ohio Sewer District is eager to address flooding, pipe erosion and water quality issues after a /Supreme Court ruling last month.  For several years the Agency has been pushing for a victory insomuch as being able to manage fees and operations of the Sewer District.  Justices ruled in favor of the stormwater program stating that wastewater comes in...

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Covington’s Sewer Lateral Recovery Plan

Sep 25

Covington’s Sewer Lateral Recovery Plan

The City of Covington and the Wastewater department have implemented a sewer lateral repair program for its residents.  This program reimburses the homeowner for repair costs that are incurred for cleaning and maintenance of a defective lateral.  Due to limited funding, the city will prioritize projects based on the impact to public health and safety rather than on...

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