WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Adams County community received new resources to update water infrastructure and improve service. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded a grant to Seaman Village to construct a new water system with 6,300 linear feet of water pipe, valves, hydrants, and other infrastructure components which will serve 30 households and five businesses.
“Ohio’s rural communities and small towns face a heavy burden when financing infrastructure projects,” Brown said. “This improvement project will provide residents and businesses with a modern water system that improves water quality and encourages investment in Seaman Village.”
The current water system has had more than ten breaks in the last eighteen months. The new system will be able to hold pressure, reduce leakage, and stop the many boil alerts issued by Seaman Village. In addition to ARC’s $166,000 grant, state and local sources will provide an additional $54,000 to complete the renovation project.
Brown is working to help communities around Ohio struggling to afford costly but necessary renovations to sewer systems. Last year, he introduced the Clean Water Affordability Act to help communities make renovations to outdated sewer systems, while improving water quality and keeping rates affordable for residents and small business.