Recommendations for Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems - Guidance for Protecting Ohio’s Water Resources
Geothermal heating and cooling uses the relatively constant temperature of the earth to heat and cool homes and businesses with 40% to 70% less energy than conventional systems. In winter, the relative warmth from the ground or ground water is transferred to the building, and in summer the process is reversed and the heat of the building is transferred to the earth or ground water. For more information on this topic, please also visit the Ohio's State Coordinating Committee on Ground Water
Recommendations for Salt Storage - Guidance for Protecting Ohio’s Water Resources
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summary of state salt storage oversight (.pdf)
salt storage fact sheet (.pdf)
video: What Do You Know About Road Salt?
Many Ohio organizations, including highway agencies, counties, cities, townships, distributors, and snow removal companies, stockpile salt to be spread on roads, walkways, and parking lots during the winter months to melt snow and ice. This storage is beneficial and necessary to ensure the safety and mobility of Ohio citizens, as well as the unimpeded mobility of goods and services. However if not stored properly, the salt can contaminate water resources, and the owner or operator can be held liable for the damages. The threat from salt storage is potentially much greater than the threat from application to roads. This this document has been developed to provide guidance on salt storage practices that will help prevent the contamination of ground water and surface water.”