Port William eyes wastewater grants

By John Hamilton - jhamilton@civitasmedia.com

WILMINGTON — Port William is in the initial steps of starting a new project.

Mayor Michelle Morrison and Kevin Wood of IBI Group met and discussed with Clinton County Commissioners during the Monday morning session about the Port William Sanitary Sewer Collection and Treatment project.

Wood told commissioners that he had attended a meeting hosted by the organization Ohio Small Community Environmental Infrastructure Group. In a summary Wood wrote for the meeting, “the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission received a grant sponsored by the Ohio EPA to evaluate and provide wastewater collection and treatment alternatives for several small communities within the five-county MVRPC region.”

He said that Bowersville, a village in Greene County, declined to pursue the project further. But since Port William is close and Wood worked with them in the past, he began discussing the project with Morrison and attending the Small Communities meeting.

“We had a very positive meeting with those agencies, and the two in particular that we’re looking at are the OWDA (Ohio Water Department Authority) grant and CDBG (Community Development Block Grant Program) grant,” said Wood.

According to Wood ,this project would cost $2,371,030, which cover everything from permitting to surveys.

By John Hamilton


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