USACE Buffalo District Office, Buffalo, NY --
Buffalo, NY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has entered into an agreement with the Williams County Board of Commissioners to provide approximately $1M in funding to go toward sanitary sewer collection and wastewater treatment improvements.
Currently, the aging systems in use for treating wastewater from individual lots in this small community are failing and releasing contaminants to area streams. Design is scheduled to begin soon, with a construction start date yet to be determined.
"We are pleased to receive the critical funding needed to begin the design of a collection system and treatment facility," said Todd Roth, Williams County Engineer. "With this assistance from the Army Corps we can begin to move forward through design and continue to pursue additional funding for construction."
Williams County has partnered with the Corps of Engineers for the reimbursement of eligible engineering design and construction costs. The money for this project is authorized by the Water Resources Development Act, Section 594, the Ohio Environmental Infrastructure Program, which is administered by the Corps of Engineers. This authority allows reimbursement of 75 percent of the eligible design and construction costs for the proposed project to the locality.
Release no. 19-003