New Plant Will Improve Service for 206 Households and 18 Businesses in Quaker City
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced $250,000 in federal funding for the Village of Quaker City to build a new wastewater treatment plant on U.S. Route 265.
“Proper wastewater management and storage is critical to the infrastructure of Ohio communities,” said Brown. “This funding will help improve service for rural customers in Guernsey County.”
The $250,000 award – awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) – will help replace the existing treatment plant built 79 years ago. The existing plant has experienced several violations over the past several years as many of the plant’s components and systems do not operate as designed. The village has struggled for the last several years to keep the plant operating within their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit limits. The new treatment plant will be located outside the floodplain and have greater capacity. The new design will also reduce inflow coming into the treatment plant which will increase efficiency and free up processing capacity. The plant’s new location will also allow it to connect and provide service for residents in neighboring Salesville.
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