NEORSD Assists Parma With $700,000 Grant
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Board of Trustees awarded 17 Member Community Infrastructure Program (MCIP) grants totaling $14,900,964.98, including $700,000 for the City of Parma’s Craigleigh Drive Septic Abatement Project.
MCIP provides funding to member communities and eligible political subdivisions for sewer infrastructure rehabilitation, replacement and improvement projects that address water quality and quantity issues. These issues adversely impact human health and the environment and are mitigated through cost-effective sewer infrastructure projects.
Since the program’s inception in 2016, the Sewer District has awarded $77.4 million towards 107 public sewer infrastructure improvement projects. The Sewer District’s grants have leveraged an additional $97.2 million in member community infrastructure investments, greatly improving water quality in the region.
“Failing septic systems, basement flooding, sanitary sewer overflows and common trench sewers all can contribute to poor water quality throughout our region,” said Frank Greenland, Director of Watershed Programs. “This program provides a vital funding mechanism to assist with needed repairs and new sewer infrastructure and protects and improves the region’s water resources.”
The Sewer District anticipates funds will be available annually through a competitive process and upon approval of the Board of Trustees. Additional information about the program can be found at http://neorsd.org/mcip