(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today announced that the village of Lowell in Washington County will receive $200,000 in H2Ohio funding to improve drinking water quality.
The village of Lowell will use the H2Ohio funding to purchase new water filters to remove iron and manganese from its water and improve long-term water quality in the village.
“Clean and safe drinking water is vital for every community in Ohio, and I am pleased that H2Ohio is continuing to invest in infrastructure and equipment to assist communities like Lowell that have water quality issues that must be addressed,” said Governor DeWine.
“Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio water quality initiative enables Ohio EPA to help communities such as Lowell address their drinking water needs,” said Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson. “We are using H2Ohio funding to make a difference in this community.”
Governor DeWine launched H2Ohio in 2019 as a water quality effort to provide clean and safe water to Ohio. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and Ohio Lake Erie Commission each have a significant role in H2Ohio through the natural infrastructure of wetlands, a reduction in nutrient runoff, and increased access to clean drinking water and quality sewer systems. To learn more, visit h2.ohio.gov.