Learn about OWDA Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Bonds, including Featured News, Key Projects, and The Team.

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About OWDA

The Ohio Water Development Authority's mission is to provide financial assistance for environmental infrastructure from the lending for such purposes to local governments in Ohio, and sale of revenue bonds secured by such loans. The authority consists of eight members, including: five members appointed by the governor each who serve an eight year term, the director of natural resources, the director of environmental projection and the director of development.


About Water Pollution Control Loan Fund

The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) provides financial and technical assistance to public or private applicants for planning, design and construction of a wide variety of projects to protect or improve the quality of Ohio's water resources.

Since 1989, the WPCLF has been awarded over $2.3 billion of federal capitalization grants which have been matched with nearly $477 million of State matching funds. The WPCLF has funded 1,1185 projects with $7.6 billion in loan value to 338 different Governmental Agencies.

Eligible projects include new wastewater infrastructure construction and existing system upgrades, aquatic habitat restoration, and home sewage treatment system improvements.

Key Projects

City of Euclid, New Headworks Facility

The headworks facility is the first step in the treatment process. Inside this building debris, grit and grease will be removed before flow enters the plant for treatment. The 15 million gallon equalization tank will be used during storm events to hold flow until there is capacity within the plant to treat that flow. The area above the equalization tank will be restored to green space after construction.

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City of Columbus, Blacklick Creek Sanitary Interceptor Sewer Tunnel

Columbus will be extending the existing Blacklick Creek Sanitary Interceptor in order to provide sanitary sewer service to areas within the City’s tributary boundary. The Blacklick Creek Sanitary Interceptor Sewer (BCSIS) is an extension of an existing 66-inch sewer that currently ends near Blacklick Ridge Boulevard. The project area encompasses the Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road corridor and extends from Blacklick Ridge Boulevard, north to Morse Road.

To finance the construction of this project, the City of Columbus will evaluate obtaining a low interest loan from the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF).

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City of Akron, Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel

The largest WPCLF loan in 2015 was awarded to the City of Akron for construction of the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel to increase the capture of combined storm and sanitary flow for subsequent treatment and reduce the frequency and duration of combined sewer overflows.

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The Team

Ken J. Heigel, P.E.

Executive Director

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Todd E. Skruck, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

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