USACE Buffalo District, NY --
Buffalo, NY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has entered into an agreement with the Village of Grover Hill, in Paulding County, Ohio to provide approximately $1M in funding to go toward sanitary sewer collection system and wastewater treatment improvements.
The project will upgrade the existing sewer system that experiences excessive inflow and infiltration into the collection system due to high groundwater conditions and wet weather events, which results in poor wastewater collection and treatment performance, according to the Ohio EPA. Deterioration of concrete septic tanks and manholes is a significant concern regarding the longevity of the existing system.
The Village of Grover Hill has partnered with the Corps of Engineers to complete this project serving approximately 200 residents and businesses within the village. Wastewater backups have been a longstanding problem and the proposed improvements are intended to provide economically efficient sanitary sewage collection and treatment. The proposed plan specifically calls for the deteriorating septic tanks to be replaced with new plastic tanks, rehabilitation of the collection system and manholes, as well as key improvements to be made at the existing wastewater treatment plant.
Section 594, the Ohio Environmental Infrastructure Program, is authorized by the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1999. The program administered by the Corps of Engineers allows for reimbursement of 75 percent of the eligible design and construction costs.
Release no. 19-004