WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Pike 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 the Village of Waverly to construct 12,000 linear feet of sewer pipe plus one pump station will serve five businesses and 23 households.
“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 the Village of Waverly.”
In addition to ARC’s $250,000 grant, local sources will provide an additional $63,000 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 Last year, he introduced the Clean Water Affordability Act to help communities make renovations to outdated sewer systems, while improving water quality and keeping rates affordable for residents and small business.