ARPA funding more than $8.8 million in water, sewer projects in Guernsey County
Signed into law just over a year ago, the American Rescue Plan Act will bring more than $8.8 million to Guernsey County for various water and sewer improvements projects in Cambridge, Byesville and the rest of the county.
ARPA payments consisting of 50% of the total award are scheduled to be delivered in 2022 and 2023, one year after receipt of the first distribution.
Locally, Guernsey County was awarded a total of $7,551,012 divided between the two payments while Cambridge received $1,006,000 and Byesville was awarded $260,000, also divided between the two payments a year apart.
In Byesville, village officials will utilize the $260,000 to help fund the South Second Street waterline project estimated to cost $400,000.
"Any time you can get that type of grant funding for any project where the grant covers more than 50% of the cost, it's a win for the village and our taxpayers," said Village Administrator Brennan Dudley.