The District of Muskingum Watershed Conservancy received a $ 1.55 million grant from the Ohio Department of Development’s Water Infrastructure Grants Program, Ohio BUILDS.
Governor Mike DeWine created the Ohio Water Infrastructure Grants Program BUILDS to reduce or eliminate the local financial burden associated with critical infrastructure needs, such as building new water supply systems. , replacing aging water pipes and installing new water pipes.
The grants also fund projects to prevent sewer back-ups and replace failing domestic wastewater treatment systems with new sewers.
The grant to MWCD will fund the construction of a new 8,000 gallon per day wastewater treatment plant, two new pumping stations with penstocks and a gravity collection system to connect the building to the marina. , existing rental toilets and cabins as well as a new RV dump station in the North Fork area of ââLeesville Lake.
Currently, on-site sanitary wastewater is collected in a number of holding tanks, which are periodically pumped out. The installation of this new treatment will eliminate possible threats to water quality.
The project is currently under design and construction will begin in 2022.
Since applications for the program opened in late July, the Ohio Department of Development has received more than 1,200 grant applications requesting nearly $ 1.4 billion in funding.