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Water Quality Trading Program (Ohio)

Eligibility 
Utility
Commercial
Agricultural
Investor-Owned Utility
Industrial
Construction
Rural Electric Cooperative
Retail Supplier
Fuel Distributor
Nonprofit
Transportation
Program Info
State 
Ohio
Program Type 
Corporate Tax Incentive
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Water quality trading is a tool for achieving water quality improvements. Under the right circumstances, trading has the potential to yield both environmental and economic benefits, while promoting increased interaction among watershed stakeholders.

The water quality trading program is a voluntary program that allows a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit holder (point source) to meet its regulatory obligations by using pollutant reductions generated by another wastewater point source or non-point source.

The program provides economic incentives for voluntary pollutant reductions from point sources and nonpoint sources.