$7.4 million grant aims to improve northwest Ohio water quality - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

$7.4 million grant aims to improve northwest Ohio water quality

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • VIRAL VIDEO: Driver miraculously walks away after car goes airborne, careens towards gas pumps

    VIRAL VIDEO: Driver miraculously walks away after car goes airborne, careens towards gas pumps

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:30:43 GMT
    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. Source: WLBTSurveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. Source: WLBT

    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. 

    More >>

    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. 

    More >>
  • Breast cancer survivor fights Cleveland Clinic over surgery results (graphic)

    Breast cancer survivor fights Cleveland Clinic over surgery results (graphic)

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:12:28 GMT
    Kim Bowles undergoing chemo. (Source: Kim Bowles)Kim Bowles undergoing chemo. (Source: Kim Bowles)

    A woman who underwent a double mastectomy at Cleveland Clinic woke up to cosmetic results she says she did not consent to.

    More >>

    A woman who underwent a double mastectomy at Cleveland Clinic woke up to cosmetic results she says she did not consent to.

    More >>
  • Injury crash on US 24 sends teenage driver to hospital

    Injury crash on US 24 sends teenage driver to hospital

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-06-23 12:46:45 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Troopers from the Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating an injury crash that occurred on northeast bound US 24, near the Woodlawn Avenue/US 6 exit in Napoleon Township on Friday.

    More >>

    Troopers from the Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating an injury crash that occurred on northeast bound US 24, near the Woodlawn Avenue/US 6 exit in Napoleon Township on Friday. 

    More >>
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - It was announced Monday at the Lake Erie Center that northwest Ohio would be receiving $7.4 million as part of a larger grant given to the entire Great Lakes region.

“Our overall theme is, it's a regional solution, across multiple states,” said Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler.

He says this money is for a lot more than just agriculture.

“It's about improvements we need to make at water treatment plants, it's about improvements we want to make in failing home septic systems, and absolutely, it also pertains to agriculture,” said Butler.

Senator Sherrod Brown says he wants to see this money used to help reduce runoff, something he says is extremely important in order to help protect one of the greatest resources.

“It's particularly crucial here in the Great Lakes Initiative, it's particularly crucial to have both the EPA and the DNR and also to have the Department of Agriculture here, present, making sure that we can reduce runoff,” said Senator Brown.

Of the $7.4 million given to the state of Ohio, over a million was given to the Ohio EPA. Director Butler says they will use that money to monitor the watershed. He also says some EPA money will be given to the Department of Health.

“We can use that in a way, to restore failing on the septic systems that are in residential areas,” said Butler.

Many seem very enthusiastic about receiving the grant money, saying that without it the city would not have the resources to improve the watershed. 

Follow Toledo News Now:   

Download our app here

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.
Powered by Frankly