Sen. Brown Announces New Resources to Improve Water Infrastructure and Health Care in Adams County

Appalachian Regional Commission Grants Will Help Replace Waterline and Improve Service for 42 Households and 2 Small Businesses in West Union; Help Fund New Digital Mammography System in Adams County

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Two Adams County communities received new federal resources to update water infrastructure and improve health care. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded a grant to the Village of West Union to rehabilitate several major components of a water treatment service which will serve 42 households and two small businesses. The ARC also awarded a $250,000 grant for Adams County Regional Medical center in Seaman to purchase a new digital mammography system. The new system will improve treatment for approximately 2,100 patients each year.

“Ohio’s rural communities and small towns deserve modern infrastructure and up-to-date health care services,” Brown said. “These improvement projects will provide residents with improved water supply and health services which will encourage investment in Adams County.”

The first grant will help install 73,000 linear feet of waterline, a booster station, and a 138,000 gallon standpipe in West Union. The water will be sourced from the Green Township storage tank. In addition to ARC’s $250,000 grant, state and local sources will provide an additional $1,053,200 to complete the renovation project.

The Adams County Regional Medical Center will receive resources to purchase a new digital mammography system that will treat up to 2,100 patients within the first year of its new services. In addition to Adams County, the hospital also serves patients from Brown, Clermont, Highland, Pike, and Scioto Counties. Local resources will also provide $150,000 in funding.