The Logan County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce that they have been awarded $500,000 in grant funds from the Ohio Department of Development, Office of Community Development through the competitive Critical Infrastructure program. The grant was awarded to assist the Village of DeGraff with a water facilities improvement project.
The project will install 2,700 linear feet of new 8” water lines, five fire hydrants, and fifteen water valves along Main Street and Boggs Street. The project will replace an existing water line crossing under the railroad and Bokengehalas Creek. The replaced crossing will give the Village a reliable connection between the water tower and the water treatment plant and it will also prevent the Village from relying solely on the exposed bridge water line that is vulnerable to traffic hazards and difficult to repair. Fire protection and the quality of water for residents will no longer be affected due to breaks in the waterline.
The project will be constructed in 2023, pending an environmental review process and engineering/design of the project. The Commissioners are extremely pleased to receive these funds to make great improvements in the Village of DeGraff.