Environmental Concerns of a Failing Septic System

Failing Septic System - Supeck Septic Services

Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio clean water initiative has entered its pilot phase, aimed at reducing agricultural fertilizer and phosphorus runoff [link to farming grants blog], restructuring and creating wetlands, and addressing failing septic systems. Noted as having the most significant impact on Ohio’s water quality, these three areas will be H2Ohio’s focus for the remainder of this year.

H2Ohio Offers Farming Grants to Help Combat Algae Blooms

For the past twenty years, Ohio has been dealing with a growing water contamination problem caused by algae blooms, leading to the creation of the Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorous Task Force in 2007 and culminating in the Toledo Water Crisis of 2014. Since then, the state has taken a serious look at what is causing the algae blooms plaguing our water supply and have found agricultural runoff to be the biggest contributing factor.

H2Ohio Initiative Update

Green leaf with water droplet representing H2Ohio Initiative

March 2019, Governor Mike DeWine called for, as part of his budget, the creation of an H2Ohio Initiative that would funnel $900 million over the next ten years into improving Ohio’s water quality.