Village of Coal Grove to get $250,000 for water improvements

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Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 2:26 PM EDT
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COAL GROVE, Ohio (WSAZ) - The Village of Coal Grove is getting $250,000 for water infrastructure improvements.

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced on Monday that the Appalachian Regional Commission awarded the money for the replacement of outdated and undersized water lines. They will also be cable to install 77 fire hydrants.

These funds will replace 50-year-old water lines.

Officials say the new water infrastructure will improve fire safety throughout the village. It will also improve the water quality and service for more than 1,300 households and 57 businesses.

“Strong water and sewer infrastructure is critical to Ohio communities’ public health and economic competitiveness,” Senator Brown said. “This funding will help clean up waterways and improve access to safe and clean water for Coal Grove residents. I will continue to advocate for resources so that Ohioans in small and rural communities have equal access to clean water.”

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