WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $250,000 to the Village of Pomeroy to install a new sewer line along State Route 833 from Kerr Street to Chester Road. The funds will help provide sewage service to 15 households currently served by septic systems.
“Strong water and sewer infrastructure is critical to Ohio communities’ ability to be economically competitive,” Brown said. “This funding will help attract jobs and businesses to the area, while improving access to safe and clean water for Pomeroy residents. I will continue to advocate for resources that ease the burden on Ohio’s local governments so Ohioans in rural communities have equal access to clean water.”
In March of 2017, 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.