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Lead in Drinking Water – Ohio Leads the Way.  What More Is Needed?

Dec 2, 2016, 7:15am - 9:30am

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Lead is an important metal that has been frequently used in household products and construction materials for millennia.  The significant health impacts of lead ingested unknowingly or by accident became widely understood in the 20th Century, including issues of lead previously widely used in paint and lead in drinking water pipes. But lead in such water pipes is so ubiquitous, new situations continue to arise, as in Flint, Michigan and Sebring, Ohio recently.  What is being done in Ohio to address these serious health and infrastructure issues, and what more should be consider?


Useful background information is also available at these State of Ohio sites: 



Pre-Breakfast Capstone Class Program

You are encouraged to arrive a bit early and interact with ten teams of 40 OSU seniors from two capstone courses, ENR 4900.01 (Environment and Natural Resources Management) and ENR 4567 (Assessing Sustainability).  The 4567 teams are focused on sustainability initiatives in the City of Worthington.  The 4900.01 students are focused on lead in drinking water, grizzly bear management and protection in the West, nutrient runoff and harmful algal blooms, and transforming yards.
April 12, 2016 capstone presentations


Mike Baker, Chief, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, Ohio EPA
View presenter biography here


Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

2201 Fred Taylor Drive

Columbus, Ohio 43210

Map and Directions


Parking: Parking is free but you must have a pass which you can download here and place on your dashboard, whether parking across the street or behind the 4-H Center.Parking: Parking is free but you must have a pass which you can download here and place on your dashboard, whether parking across the street or behind the 4-H Center.



7:10     Doors open, coffee, networking, visit capstone student teams in foyer

7:45     Warm buffet breakfast

8:15     Welcome

9:15     Q & A/discussion

9:30      Wrap-up and invitation to January 11 EPN Breakfast



Payment and Registration Information

Pay by credit card:  $15  

To pay by cash/check, eRequest or Student Scholarship,  please use the "Register to attend this event" button below. (Registration Closed)

Pay at the door by check/cash:  $10, with checks payable to the Ohio State University. 
Registrations marked "pay at the door" may be cancelled no later than noon Wednesday, November 30.   After that, there are no refunds and any registrant failing to cancel by the deadline and who does not attend and pay at the door must mail a check for $10 per the information below within ten days. (This is necessary because the $10 registration does not even fully cover the cost of food, coffee, juice ordered and paid for for each registration; any sponsor funds go towards room rental, recording, printing, etc.) We appreciate your assistance in keeping the EPN breakfasts solvent.

Pay by check by mail:  $10, payable to Ohio State University. Mail to:
David Hanselmann
OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources
2021 Coffey Rd. Kottman Hall
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Checks or any cancellations must be received by noon November 30.

Pay by OSU e-Request:
OSU faculty/staff may pay for the breakfast registration by submitting an e-request by noon November 30 for $10, with the vendor being David Hanselmann, School of Environment and Natural Resources.

**Important:  SENR EPN is not set up to automatically receive electronic e-requests.  Therefore, after your fiscal office approves your e-request for this event you must send a pdf copy of the approved e-request to Christy McLeod ( by the day of the event.  Only then can EPN complete the transaction and actually obtain payment.  Alternatively you can register as “pay at the door”,  and obtain a receipt, and submit for reimbursement to your unit

Pay by Student Scholarship:

We encourage student participation in the monthly breakfasts. OSU graduate and undergraduate students may request a “scholarship” covering the cost of attendance. Scholarships are limited to the first 15 registrants. Please email Christy McLeod ( with any questions.

For further information about these 2nd Tuesdays Breakfasts or the EPN, please contact David Hanselmann at or 614-247-1908.

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EPN Breakfast Series

The Environmental Professionals Network hosts a monthly breakfast series with compelling speakers on important innovative topics at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State’s campus - open to all!