POMEROY — Federal legislation proposed by U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown would help at least 86 Ohio communities — including Middleport and Pomeroy — make renovations to outdated sewer systems.

The Clean Water Affordability Act of 2009 would help 86 Ohio communities struggling to afford costly, but necessary, renovations to sewer systems, the Ohio senators announced in a joint statement.

At Monday’s regular meeting of Middleport Village Council, Village Administrator Faymon Roberts said the proposed legislation would fund a long-planned project to separate the sanitary sewer and storm sewer in the village. It was denied funding under the federal stimulus program.

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