WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $250,000 in funds to the first of a multi-phased valve replacement and water system improvement project for the City of Steubenville. The project involves the replacement of over 60 fire hydrants, as well as the implementation of a leak detection and valve assessment program to help ensure quality water service to residents and businesses.

“Water infrastructure is critical to Ohio communities’ ability to create jobs and compete,” Brown said. “This investment will help attract jobs and businesses to the area, and improve access to safe and clean water in the City of Steubenville.”

ARC is an economic development agency of the federal government with the mission to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in the Appalachian region.

In addition to the ARC funds, state and local sources will provide a combined total of $1,351,772, bringing the total project funding to $1,601,772.