WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $250,000 in new federal funds for the Vinton County Commissioners to extend water service in Eagle and Jackson Townships.

“Proper water management is critical to the infrastructure of Ohio communities,” Brown said. “This funding will help improve service for rural customers and water quality in Vinton County.”

The $250,000 grant was awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The funding will give Vinton County the ability to provide water service to 34 households in Eagle and Jackson Townships. Households located in the project service area have been looking forward to having access to public water service since 1997 when water service was installed just outside their townships. Residents have continued to rely on limited well water that is poor quality and in some cases not usable without treatment. This project will make the extension of water service possible by making necessary improvements to underground infrastructure that will support new water service in Eagle and Jackson Townships.