Ohio Environmental Agency Declares Emergency In Town With Lead Tainted Water

(January 27, 2016, 10:56 AM EST) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) on Jan. 25 declared a “water supply emergency” for the Village of Sebring and proposed revoking the license of the agency that supplies drinking water to the village due to excessive levels of lead in the water.

(Emergency order available. Document #15-160202-011R. Proposed license revocation letter available. Document #15-160202-012X.)

Emergency Order

The OEPA issued the emergency order to James V. Bates, the operator of record for the Village of Sebring Public Water System (VSPWS). The agency says...
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