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Cirino Announces Water Infrastructure Improvement Grants for Lake County

July 27, 2023
Jerry C. Cirino News

COLUMBUS - Senator Jerry C. Cirino (R-Kirtland) is pleased to announce $936,900 for two water infrastructure improvement grants that will benefit over 32,000 Lake County residents. The funds will be used to make critical upgrades to stressed infrastructures and vital facilities.

"These essential projects will benefit thousands of my constituents in Lake County who can now feel more confident that their water and sewage systems will run efficiently and effectively," said Senator Cirino. "These funds will also give community leaders the ability to move forward on these improvements quickly."

  • The City of Painesville will receive a $330,000 grant to relocate a chlorine gas cylinder room to the first floor of the water treatment facility. The project will benefit 32,000 people. 
  • The City of Wickliffe will receive a $606,900 grant to install lining inside a 10-inch sanitary sewer along Drenik Drive. The Drenik Drive sewer has been one of the major sources of infiltration and inflow in the city. This project will help reduce the amount of stormwater infiltrating the system, directly benefiting 448 people. 

These projects are funded by a $135 million grant announced by Governor DeWine that will support 90 critical water infrastructure projects in 64 counties throughout the state. These grants are part of the fifth round of the Ohio BUILDS (Broadband, Utilities, and Infrastructure for Local Development Success) water infrastructure program. Since its inception, the program has provided nearly $500 million to support 343 local water projects in each of Ohio’s 88 counties.