Melanie Houston, Managing Director of Water Policy & Chief of Organizational Planning, February 3, 2016
While we expect a thorough investigation by the Ohio EPA of the lead contamination in Sebring’s drinking water, the OEC is independently assessing what went wrong, and how to keep all Ohio communities safe.
In addition to Sebring, it appears several other Ohio locations, including a school in Chagrin Falls, have tested positive for unsafe levels of lead in drinking water. The OEC will work diligently to get to the bottom of this very serious public health issue and ensure the right steps are taken to protect Ohioans and hold our decision makers accountable.
The OEC has requested public records from the Ohio EPA Director’s Office, Drinking Water Division, and Northeast District Office. The request includes:
The OEC plans to consult independent experts in its review of the records.