BOARDMAN - Aqua Ohio has completed what it described as an "unprecedented $23 million infrastructure investment program" across Ohio, including more than $2 million in areas of Trumbull and Mahoning counties.
The company's Struthers / Masury operating divisions received a $2.3 million infrastructure improvement. Other improvements included $5.1 million in portions of Lake, Geauga, Summit, Williams and Ashtabula counties; $6 million in its Stark division; $4 million in Marion and Seneca counties; and $3.1 million in portions of Franklin, Lawrence and Preble counties.
"With 33 water systems across the state, it is vital to continually invest in infrastructure," said Aqua Ohio President Edmund Kolodziej. "These investments help assure quality and reliable water delivery from the plants to the tap, and I'm proud to say that next year we're accelerating our replacement of old infrastructure and spending nearly $30 million."
The company said the investment is notable because many communities are balancing budgets by postponing maintenance and upgrades. Aqua serves approximately 450,000 residents in 16 counties.