WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBN) – On Tuesday, the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission awarded $250,000 for sewer improvement in Kensington, which is in Columbiana County.
The grant, given to the Columbiana Board of Commissioners, will help with service to 77 Kensington-area households, according to the release.
“Ohio’s rural communities and small towns face a heavy burden when financing infrastructure projects,” Brown said in a press release. “This improvement project will provide residents and businesses with a modern sewage system that improves water quality and encourages investment in the Village of Kensington.”
The proposed public sewer system will use both lift station and gravity sewers to carry wastewater to a new treatment plant, an upgrade from the current on-lot septic systems.
In addition to the $250,000 in ARC funds, state sources will provide $184,000, and local sources will provide $2,173,333, bringing the total project funding to approximately $2.6 million.