Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine is awarding Trumbull County a $3 million water infrastructure grant.

Grant money will be used to construct an elevated water storage tank and booster pump station to stabilize pressure and volume throughout the entire Mineral Ridge public water system.

The system is located on the side of a ridge with significant elevation changes. During high demand, water pressures at higher elevations dip below 35 pounds per square inch and pressure and volume during fire flow is also inadequate at the higher elevations.

The project is necessary to protect the health and safety of residents by not allowing pressures to drop, which increases the possibility of contaminants infiltrating the public water supply.

The project will also benefit fire flow during firefighting activities.

Trumbull is not the only county in the Mahoning Valley to receive grant money, however. Both Mahoning and Columbiana Counties received grant money as well.

Sebring in Mahoning County will receive a $330,000 grant to replace the ultraviolet disinfection equipment at the villages wastewater treatment plan. The plant's existing equipment has exceeded its useful life and has become cost-prohibitive for the village to maintain.

The Buckeye Water District in Columbiana County will receive a $250,000 grant to cover the planning and engineering design for a project that will construct a secondary water transmission main located in Madison Township.

It will begin at the intersection of Osbourne Rd. (T.R. 878) approximately 1,700 feet to the north of the existing Buckeye Water District Water Treatment Facility, then continue approximately 0.50 miles to the north along C.R. 448A to the end point of the intersection of West Point Rd. (T.R. 1148) including the necessary appurtenances, hydrants and gate valves.

The final project will allow looping of the distribution system and will provide water to an area of residential wells that have suspected contamination.