WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSAZ) -- Communities in Gallia and Meigs counties have received funding to update their water infrastructure.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission awarded grants to Gallipolis and Pomeroy.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency/City of Gallipolis received $250,000 for the Gallipolis Water Pollution Control Facility Improvements Project. The project will provide improved sewer service to 2,056 households and new sewer service to 909 households.
The Gallipolis Water Pollution Control Facility Improvements Project will replace equipment at the wastewater treatment plant preparing it to meet future discharge permit regulations and providing capacity for additional sewage from the Kanauga-Addison and Green Township sewer projects.
The ARC awarded $200,000 to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency/Village of Pomeroy for the Pomeroy Water System Improvements project. The project will provide improved water service to 701 households and 123 businesses.
The Pomeroy Water System Improvements project will include upgrades to the water treatment plant and booster stations, and repairs and replacements to storage facilities and waterlines. These improvements will provide an additional 200,000 gallons of water per day to the current system.
“Ohio’s rural communities and small towns face a heavy burden when financing infrastructure projects,” Brown said.