Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Blueprint Waterline Initiative
April 26, 2018
Today, state Senator Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) provided remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Blueprint Waterline Initiative Project in Trumbull County. This project, planned since 2015, will provide an upgraded and dependable source of drinking water to the village of West Farmington and about 1,000 houses in western Trumbull County.
“As a native resident of Trumbull county, I am happy to see that public water services in the county are being upgraded,” said Senator O’Brien. “Safe drinking water is necessary for the health and well-being of all and I applaud the efforts made to ensure that this critical infrastructure is updated.”
The project will enable West Farmington, which had previously relied on well water and other non-municipal sources of water, to receive clean drinking water from a municipal source in Braceville, 12 miles away. It will involve the installation of 120,000 feet of water distribution lines, 969 service connection assemblies, 320 water meter replacements, 162 gate valves, 137 fire hydrants, 12 sampling/flushing stations, an above ground storage tank and a booster pump station. In addition to benefiting those in West Farmington, the waterline will also reach nearly 1,000 other properties located in western Trumbull County.
“The public water services in our county have been in need of updates for quite some time and I am proud to see the county and local officials working in conjunction with the state to make these improvements,” said Senator O’Brien. “This groundbreaking marks an important step in a project that will serve many people in the county for years to come.”
The project is funded primarily through a 30-year 0% interest loan from the Ohio EPA that will forgive 75% of the cost of the project. The project is expected to be completed in 450 days, so residents can expect to begin using the new water source in August 2019.