Putnam health department to receive H2Ohio funds


OTTAWA — The Putnam County health department will receive $250,000 in H2Ohio funding from the Ohio EPA to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair failing household sewage treatment systems.

An estimated 31% of all household sewage treatment systems in Ohio are failing due to poor maintenance or age. Failing systems may discharge untreated sewage, which in turn creates public health and environmental hazards targeted by the H2Ohio program.

The H2Ohio program has already distributed $2.86 million in principal forgiveness funds from its revolving loan fund to seven Ohio counties, which have helped homeowners repair or replace more than 160 household sewage treatment systems and 15 sewer connections.

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