Ohio EPA Director: Sebring water meeting requirements

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SEBRING, Ohio (WYTV) — The Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says things are going well in Sebring. This comes after lead appeared in the water supply there this past winter.

“The water system there is complying with all the requirements that we put in front of them relative to lead,” Director Craig Butler said. “And as far as we have been working with them, they’ve been cooperative.”

The city received a $400,000 federal grant in March to help fix its water problems. It was the biggest water system in the state to have a problem with high lead levels during the last three years.

In February, two employees of the Ohio EPA were terminated and one was demoted due to the Sebring water crisis. An investigation initially began after Butler learned that the city failed to properly notify its customers of lead levels in certain homes and failed to provide timely and accurate information to the Agency’s field office.

 

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