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State To Help Cities Improve Water Treatment Facilities

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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency officials are setting aside 1 million dollars for new drinking water testing equipment and training for city water operators, in the wake of the recent drinking water ban in Toledo. The state is also making 150 million dollars in interest-free loans available for cities to upgrade water treatment and wastewater plants. The programs will target communities in the Lake Erie watershed and those relying on lakes and rivers for drinking water.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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