POMEROY, Ohio (WTAP) - The village of Pomeroy is receiving a $500,000 grant for funding towards Governor Mike DeWine's "H2Ohio initiative" the Ohio EPA announced on Tuesday.
This comes after the EPA announced that Pomeroy will be the site of the first infrastructure project aimed at improving the quality of water throughout Ohio.
The funding will go towards Pomeroy's project to extend sewer lines to about 80 homes along Route 833, which will serve about 200 people.
Once the new sewer lines are constructed, the residences would be part of the new Pomeroy wastewater treatment system. The total cost of the project is estimated to be about $3.7 million.
Unsanitary conditions have been a problem along Route 833 in Pomeroy and Meigs County.
The project will begin on the eastern portion of Pomeroy, and extend north along Route 833 into the unincorporated areas of Meigs County.