COLUMBUS – State Representative Don Jones (R-Freeport) today announced the allocation of $927,000 to the village of Scio and the village of Harrisville to assist with major water projects in Harrison County. The funds come from the Development Services Agency (DSA), who distributed grants totaling more than $5 million to support 11 projects under the Community Development Critical Infrastructure Program throughout Ohio.
“I’m appreciative to see funds from the state’s Community Development Critical Infrastructure Program be dispersed in Harrison County to benefit our citizen through these extensive water projects in the villages of Scio and Harrisville,” said Jones.
$489,100 will go towards the village of Scio’s installation of a new clarifier and two generators at the wastewater plant, benefiting 870 people. $437,900 will go towards the village of Harrisville’s improvements to its wastewater treatment system and benefit 260 people.
The Community Development Critical Infrastructure Program is a program under the DSA’s Community Development Program. Projects within the Critical Infrastructure Program are designed to assist applicant communities with high-priority, single-component projects, such as roads, flood and drainage and other public infrastructure improvements with a high community-wide impact. This round of grant allocations under the program are to be used for improvements in flood and drainage, water and sewer facilities as well as bridge projects.