WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Meigs County community will receive new resources to update water infrastructure and improve service. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded a grant to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) to relocate and rebuild the underground booster pump station in Reedsville. The new station, located on State Route 681, will improve water service for 750 households and 15 businesses.
“Ohio’s rural communities and small towns face a heavy burden when financing infrastructure projects,” Brown said. “This improvement project will provide residents and businesses with a modern water system that improves water quality and encourages investment in Reedsville.”
The current booster pump station is located underground within a steel vault, making it difficult to safely maintain for water district personnel. In addition to ARC’s $185,000 grant, local sources will provide $46,300 to complete the renovation project.
Brown is working to help communities around Ohio struggling to afford costly but necessary renovations to sewer systems. Last year, he introduced the Clean Water Affordability Act to help communities make renovations to outdated sewer systems, while improving water quality and keeping rates affordable for residents and small business.