A consistent focus of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is improving water quality in Ohio’s streams and lakes that have been impaired by nutrients, sediment, and other nonpoint sources of pollution. Nonpoint source pollution is caused by rainfall, snowmelt, or other precipitation moving over and through the ground. As the runoff moves, it picks up and carries away natural and human-made pollutants, finally depositing them into lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastal waters and ground waters.

Ohio EPA offers grant programs on a semi-regular basis that help communities fund projects that promote implementation of land use practices to reduce nonpoint source pollution. The City of Fairview Park has been successful in obtaining grants for projects to help control nonpoint sources of water quality impairment in our community. These projects were funded in full or in part by grant funds via Section 319(h) of the federal Clean Water Act.

Click the links below for more information on these projects:

City Hall Parking Lot Retrofit Project

Coe Creek Streambank Restoration Project