Sen. Brown Announces Nearly $100,000 in New Federal Resources to Improve Emergency Response Times in Eastern Ohio

WSOS Community Action Commission in Fremont will Facilitate Geographic Information Systems Program for Communities in Belmont, Columbiana, Holmes, and Tuscarawas Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc, in Fremont $98,910 in new federal resources to develop geographic information systems (GIS) for seven eastern Ohio municipalities. Creating a digital record of utility assets in these communities will allow for faster emergency response times for fire, EMS, and public safety personnel. The project will also increase the efficiency of water and wastewater operations. 

“Ohio’s rural communities and small towns face a heavy burden when financing infrastructure projects,” Brown said. “This improvement project will help keep eastern Ohioans safe by giving local fire, EMS, and public safety personnel the digital resources they need to shorten emergency response times.”

In addition to the ARC funding, local sources will provide $98,910 in matching resources. The participating municipalities will use project funds to purchase equipment in accordance with their needs. Details of the grant funding are below.

Community

County

Utilities being mapped

Berlin Water Company

Holmes

Water

Village of Bolivar

Tuscarawas

Water, storm sewer

Village of Bridgeport

Belmont

Water, sewer, storm sewer

Village of Holmesville

Holmes

Sewer, storm sewer

Village of Washingtonville

Columbiana

Water, sewer, storm sewer

Twin City Water and Sewer District

Tuscarawas

Water, sewer

Village of Salineville

Columbiana

Sewer, storm sewer

 

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