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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Tried and True Energy Savers for Ohio

Jan 08

Tried and True Energy Savers for Ohio

There are a several ways residents of Ohio can save on energy costs during the winter months. Did you know that ceiling fans aren’t just for keeping cool? Reversing your ceiling fans to move clockwise, pushing hot air pooled on the ceiling back into your living space, can save you as much as 10 percent on your heating bill. A large portion of your energy budget...

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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 Proactive Approach to Nutrient Pollution

Nov 13

Ohio’s Proactive Approach to Nutrient Pollution

In Ohio there is growing concern for nutrient pollution. The cause stems from too much nitrogen and phosphorus in water. Nutrients are chemical elements that all living organisms—plants and animals—need to grow. When too much nitrogen and phosphorus enter the environment—usually from a wide range of human activities—the water can become polluted. The primary...

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The Ohio EPA helps Fund Bloomdale’s Sewer Upgrades

Sep 29

The Ohio EPA helps Fund Bloomdale’s Sewer Upgrades

Bloomdale is served by a wastewater collection system that is prone to the buildup of hydrogen sulfide, which corrodes manholes. The manholes will be lined and new seals installed to eliminate the infiltration and inflow, reducing the overflows which can degrade water quality. Created in 1989, the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) provides below-market...

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