BUILDS grants awards Village of Genoa $1.2 million

Nov 3, 2021 | Around Ottawa County, Featured | 0 comments

The Village of Genoa will receive a $1.2 million BUILDS grant from Ohio to improve existing sanitary pump stations that have reached the end of their useful lives. The grant is part of the first round of $93 million in grants to 54 projects in 60 counties for state water infrastructure grant funding.

The Genoa stations serve several communities and areas outside of the Village of Genoa. These improvements will also allow future areas to be served by these improvements.

The new, statewide initiative will help build a stronger foundation for improved quality of life for Ohio’s families and continued economic growth for Ohio’s communities. A total of $250 million in grant funding will be invested in water infrastructure projects as part of the new Ohio BUILDS initiative.

Funds awarded will help reduce or eliminate the local financial burden associated with critical infrastructure needs, such as the construction of new water systems, the replacement of aging water lines, and the installation new water mains. Grants will also fund projects to prevent sewer system backups and replace failing household sewage treatment systems with new sewers.

“These grants are about strengthening our future, our people, and our communities,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “We want our kids and grandkids to stay in Ohio, and clean water is essential to the health and future of our state. Protecting and ensuring that every community in Ohio has access to safe and clean water has been our mission from the start, and with these grants, we are continuing our mission to provide access to economic development tools that will help communities grow and thrive well into the future.”

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