Canton, Ohio, receives $46 million investment for safe drinking water upgrades

(UI) — In Canton, Ohio, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water Bruno Pigott celebrated a $46 million investment in the Canton Water Department.

Through this investment, the Canton Water Department will ensure high-quality drinking water while creating dozens of good-paying, public-sector jobs operating and maintaining the system for decades to come.

The city of Canton will use the $46 million to upgrade and modernize the Sugar Creek Water Treatment plant, which supplies more than half the community’s drinking water. Canton will make an additional $26 million investment when it constructs a critical new reservoir for collecting and storing safe drinking water and retrofits its service shop which houses essential equipment for ongoing operations.  

“Public sector workers are the backbone of our nation’s water infrastructure, they ensure that communities have safe, reliable drinking water,” said EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water Bruno Pigott. “Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Biden-Harris Administration’s investments in water infrastructure are creating and sustaining a new generation of family supporting jobs in construction, operation, and maintenance.”

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