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MINSTER — The village of Minster received word on Tuesday that they will be a recipient of a $2.5 million grant to help pay for the construction of the village’s new water tower. 

Village Administrator Don Harrod informed councilors of the grant Tuesday at the village council meeting.

The grant is through the Ohio BUILDS water infrastructure program started by Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted this year and was originally announced in October.

The grant received by Minster is part of a third round of funding through the program, which will award more than $109 million to support 101 drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects that will impact 106 communities. 

Overall, more than $250 million in Ohio BUILDS grant funding will go toward 183 critical water infrastructure projects around the state.

“Clean drinking water is part of the foundation for a good quality of life, yet too many communities in Ohio can’t reliably provide residents with this basic necessity due to crumbling infrastructure has been too expensive to fix,” said Gov. DeWine in a release issued by his office on Tuesday. “My administration is committed to helping our communities address these important water issues, and we look forward to additional conversations with the Ohio General Assembly about the potential of expanding this program with additional funds.”

Read the full story in the Dec. 14 edition of The Community Post.

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