Congressman Tim Ryan Secures $549,600 in Community Project Funding for Lowellville Wastewater Project
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) secured $549,600 in Community Project Funding for the Village of Lowellville Wastewater Project, which will include the replacement of the existing sanitary siphon which conveys all wastewater from the Village’s south side of the Mahoning River to the Village’s wastewater treatment plant on the north side on Sixth Street.
“It is my honor to fight for our district in Congress, and I am proud to have secured this much-needed funding for the Lowellville Waste Water Project. This project is a big win for the Village of Lowellville and for the health and safety of its residents,” said Congressman Ryan. “I will continue to fight for our district to ensure that we get the federal funding we need to make our community stronger.”
“On behalf of the village of Lowellville, we want to thank Congressman Ryan for funding our WWTP $546,000 grant,” said Lowellville Mayor James Iudiciani. “This will be partnered with an Ohio Public Works grant we received to build a new pump station, force main and siphon conduits, and will increase our capacity and allow us to accept more of Republic Services landfill leachate, plus allow us to remain in our contract through 2046 with Republic. This is a huge savings to the village and all the sewage customers in the village, Poland Township, and to Republic services.”
This project is necessary for health and human safety and to proactively prevent sewer back-ups and overflows crossing the Mahoning River, making this a beneficial use of taxpayer dollars. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bill is the first step in the funding process. Congressman Ryan will continue to fight for this funding as the bill moves to the full Appropriations Committee, consideration on the House Floor, and negotiations with the Senate.