WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $240,000 to the Muskingum County Board of Commissioners to expand public water service and access in Muskingum County.
“Water infrastructure is critical to Ohio communities’ ability to be economically competitive,” Brown said. “This funding will help attract jobs and businesses to the area, and improve access to safe and clean water for Muskingum County residents. I will continue to advocate for resources that ease the burden on Ohio’s local governments so Ohioans in small and rural communities have access to reliable public water services.”
In March, Brown spoke out against President Trump’s efforts to eliminate the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) entirely, citing a need for continued investments in rural Ohio infrastructure.
This grant to the Muskingum County Board of Commissioners will support a waterline extension project along State Route 555, which will provide public water service to approximately 250 households and five businesses in Muskingum County, and add fire suppression capacity to the area.