New federal resources will help build and improve the water quality in Meigs County. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Village of Pomeroy will receive grants from both the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace the main water line that leads to the water treatment plant.
"Water infrastructure is critical to economic competiveness," Brown said. "While all Ohioans deserve access to clean water, too many communities are struggling to afford costly, but necessary, upgrades to water systems. These new resources will help the Village of Pomeroy make long-overdue updates and maintain modern, well-connected infrastructure."
The ARC has approved a $250,000 grant and the Ohio EPA will provide a $500,000 grant for the Village of Pomeroy.
Brown, Chair of the Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth, and Energy Innovation, has held more than 200 roundtables throughout the state, and is the first Ohioan to serve on both the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee.