WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $245,360 has been awarded to the Vinton County Board of Commissioners through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The funds will be used to enhance water infrastructure at the Kelly Road Booster Pump Station through the installation of a 250-gallon per minute (GPM) booster pump. This project will provide 141 households with increased water pressure while adding an additional 0.36 million gallons per day (MGD) to the water system’s capacity.

“Infrastructure improvements are key to revitalizing Ohio’s small towns and rural communities,” Brown said. “These funds will directly benefit more than 140 residents in Vinton County while increasing capacity for the water system as a whole.”

The Kelly Road Booster Pump Station project will receive the total funding from two sources: the Jackson County Water Company will fund $61,340 and The Appalachian Regional Commission will fund $245,360. The system will be owned and operated by the Jackson County Water Company.