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Two Valley projects awarded grants from state

Trumbull County will receive $3 million for the Mineral Ridge Public Water System and Sebring will get $330,000 for its wastewater treatment plant from the Ohio BUILDS water infrastructure grant program.

The $3 million will go to construct an elevated water storage tank and booster pumps and volume throughout the Mineral Ridge Public Water System.

The system is located on the side a ridge with large elevation changes and during high demand, water pressures at the higher elevations drop. That can increase the possibility of contaminants getting into the water supply. The improvements will impact 2,614 people, according to the state.

The Sebring project will replace the ultraviolet disinfection equipment at the village’s wastewater treatment plant. The plant’s existing equipment has exceeded its useful life. The project will benefit 4,420 people, according to the state.

In all, $109 million in funding for 101 water and wastewater projects statewide was announced Tuesday. The funding comes from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, approved by congressional Democrats.

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