Cincinnati’s Dry Run and Columbus’ Largest Project to Improve Sewer Tunnel

May 12

Cincinnati’s Dry Run and Columbus’ Largest Project to Improve Sewer Tunnel

Columbus is building an underground storm sewer tunnel which will be the largest public works project in the city’s history. The 4-mile long storm water sewer tunnel is 175 feet under the city and is nearly complete with 3,000 feet to go. At 5-feet an hour, the massive 95-ton drill is doing its best to churn through miles of limestone. The city’s combined...

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Provincial Town’s Evolved Sewer System

Apr 21

Provincial Town’s Evolved Sewer System

The city of Chillicothe is a city in Ohio surrounded by farming communities. The Utility oversees 106 miles of gravity sanitary sewer lines, and another 10 miles of force main lines.  In parts of the city, different areas have had their sewers installed at varying stages, using different materials that were considered appropriate at the time.  Parts of the system...

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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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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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When it Rains, it May Flood: Insurance for Ohio Homeowners

Dec 15

When it Rains, it May Flood: Insurance for Ohio Homeowners

One of the best ways to protect your home or business from flooding is to have flood insurance. According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), in high-risk areas, there is at least a one in four chance of flooding during a 30-year mortgage. In moderate-to-low risk areas, the risk of being flooded is reduced, but not completely removed. These areas submit...

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