Gibbs Applauds $250,000 Grant to Expand Service of New Water Treatment Plant

March 9, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement congratulating the Burr Oak Regional Water District for receiving a $250,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.  The funds will be used to expand service of their new water treatment plant that will service Athens, Morgan, Perry and Hocking Counties.

“Congratulations to the Burr Oak Regional Water District on a grant that will expand service to provide safe drinking water to more people in Appalachia,” said Congressman Gibbs.  “I am glad to see this grant go to a worthy cause that will provide efficient and invaluable resources to my constituents.”

The expansion of service will allow the water treatment plant that is currently under construction to operate at a greater efficiency by leveraging its designed capacity and providing service to more users.  To accommodate the additional users, a 900,000 gallon water storage tank is being added to the new plant to provide the pressure that is needed for an on demand water system.