Lawrence County Rural Water District

Lawrence County Rural Water District The Lawrence County Rural Water District seeks to provide potable, running water to rural residents

01/05/2023

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio House lawmakers on Tuesday picked a Republican from rural southern Ohio as the GOP-led chamber’s next leader, after support shifted away from another representative who’d won an informal vote weeks ago for that powerful role in state politics. Rep. Jason Stephens, of Kitt...

Pictured here are workmen laying wooden water pipeline just east of Lewsiton, Idaho in 1891. Way back then everyone knew...
07/19/2022

Pictured here are workmen laying wooden water pipeline just east of Lewsiton, Idaho in 1891. Way back then everyone knew that water stood essential for progress and success of a community. Please share this photo and say, “It’s time for water for All Lawrence County Citizens!” We have plastic pipe. It won’t take long! Share!

Easter gives us Hope! Don’t give up!
04/17/2022

Easter gives us Hope! Don’t give up!

Progress continues on the Macedonia Regional Water Project (Phase 1 for the County Rural Water Implementation).On Octobe...
03/09/2022

Progress continues on the Macedonia Regional Water Project (Phase 1 for the County Rural Water Implementation).

On October 18, 2021 Governor DeWine announced that the project would receive a $250,000 H2Ohio grant for the planning and design of the Macedonia Hill Water Main Extension and Booster Station Improvements Project. The Ohio EPA and the Hecla Water Association signed the grant agreement on December 14, 2021. The Hecla Water Association’s consultant, Strand Associates, Inc., started the planning and design in late December 2021. On February 23, 2022 the Hecla Water Association selected a geotechnical consultant, S&ME, to complete soil borings and soil analysis on project sites to aid in the design of the project. The geotechnical borings will be important in calculating the amount of rock removal on the project.

On February 15, 2022 Strand Associates, Inc. conducted a 30% design meeting with the Hecla Water Association and RCAP. Strand Associates, Inc. will conduct a second design review meeting in March to get to 60 percent design as they wait for the geotechnical report and detailed drawings from the booster station supplier.

On March 2, 2022 Strand Associates, Inc. completed an updated cost estimate to account for inflationary increases in labor and materials. The total project cost increased from $4,365,000 to $5,547,000. The cost estimate will be revised in the future as Strand Associates, Inc. get closer to 90 percent design drawings that are ready for permitting. Strand Associates, Inc., Hecla Water Association, RCAP, and Lawrence County Rural Water District are all hopeful that project costs will decrease in the future.

RCAP completed and submitted a re-nomination form to Ohio EPA on March 3, 2022. The Ohio EPA received approximately 400 nominations for water projects in Ohio by the March 4, 2022 deadline. Ohio EPA will review the nominations, score the projects, and release their draft program management plan and priority project list in May 2022.

RCAP will continue to work with the Hecla Water Association, Lawrence County Rural Water District, Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission, the Governor’s Office of Appalachia, Lawrence County, and all other state and federal financing agencies to obtain financing for the construction of the project.


Kurtis Strickland | Regional RCAP MIS Coordinator
RCAP - Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP)
Office Phone: (740) 682-8414
Cell Phone: (740) 418-3649
Office Location: Oak Hill, OH

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is a national network of nonprofit partners with over 300 technical assistance providers across the country. RCAP works to improve the quality of life in rural America starting at the tap.

Just another reason agencies and organizations should help us establish a first class rural water system for the Macedon...
01/07/2022

Just another reason agencies and organizations should help us establish a first class rural water system for the Macedonia region.

A regional community foundation creating opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Safe, clean drinking water gets closer everyday Lawrence County! Don’t lose hope! Wa...
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Safe, clean drinking water gets closer everyday Lawrence County! Don’t lose hope! Water is on the way!

11/25/2021

We promised you we would not give up! We will not give in! The Lawrence County Ohio Rural Water District has made great progress in grant applications and successful grant funding. We will get you water!

Both ring true as very profound statements. You deserve water!
10/30/2021

Both ring true as very profound statements. You deserve water!

10/22/2021

Project start of goal to bring reliable water to townships COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced $250,000 in grant funds on Friday to go toward the purpose of resolving a longstanding water issue in Lawrence County. The funding will cover the planning and engineering design for a project that...

10/19/2021

The good news you awaited!

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson announced today that $3.7 million ...
10/19/2021

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson announced today that $3.7 million in H2Ohio grants will go to several local communities to help improve drinking water quality and to repair or replace aging water and wastewater infrastructure.

"Many of these systems have degraded to the point that they're a threat to public health because improvement projects are often much too expensive for our smaller communities to handle on their own," said Governor DeWine. "All of these projects are long overdue, and we're excited to contribute toward improving water service and quality of life in the areas of the state where H2Ohio's help is needed the most."

“Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio plan enables Ohio EPA to extend available funding to help communities across the state address their water and wastewater needs,” said Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson. “We are using H2Ohio funding to make a difference in these communities and in the lives of Ohioans.”

Lawrence County, $250,000
H2Ohio funding will cover the planning and engineering design for a project that will provide safe drinking water to 50 residents in the Macedonia Hill area of Lawrence County who currently do not have a safe and reliable supply.

We have worked so hard for this! It’s only the beginning! This will cover all of the planning and engineering for the water system at Macedonia! More to come! Share!

We continue to work collaboratively with the Governor Mike DeWine’s office, the Ohio EPA, the Office of Appalachia, the ...
08/03/2021

We continue to work collaboratively with the Governor Mike DeWine’s office, the Ohio EPA, the Office of Appalachia, the Ohio Rural Assistance Program, HECLA Water, Aqua Water and the Lawrence County Commissioners to make water available to all rural residents in Lawrence County, Ohio. Please share!

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced the launch of a new grant program that will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the future of water infrastructure across the state.

07/01/2021

Water for Macedonia Hill and Other Parts of Lawrence County, OH. Please share this right now? Like! Thanks!

05/05/2021

Attention All Local Elected Officials!

Community officials,

As someone who is involved with helping communities secure financing for water and sewer infrastructure projects, I encourage you to contact your state senator to ask them to support the Governor's 2022-2023 Budget which includes additional financing for infrastructure projects. We are hearing that the Governor's budget isn't a done deal as far as being approved by the Ohio Senate so it is important that senators hear from local governments that this additional financing for infrastructure is important to them.

Thanks.
Dave Lucas
Lawrence County Ohio Water District

05/05/2021

Please ask your Ohio Senators to support Governor DeWine’s budget proposal for:

H2Ohio
Water quality, preservation, and accessibility are crucial to healthy people and our communities’ economic strength. We must continue the work started with the H2Ohio initiative in Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 implemented by the Ohio departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and the Lake Erie Commission. H2Ohio addresses critical water quality needs and innovative solutions for some of the state's most pressing water challenges. Governor DeWine’s Executive Budget will:
• Invest $100 million for the Department of Agriculture to continue to enroll and engage more than 1,900 agriculture producers in nutrient management, water management, and
Investing in Renewed Communities Ohio Budget erosion management. Farmers rely on nutrients to ensure the maximum crop yields, and this program helps farmers with implementing proven practices that prevent nutrient runoff. To date, more than 1.1 million acres across 14 counties, 36% of the representative cropland, is part of this program to implement ten best practices for nutrient management.
• Provide $50 million for the continuation of wetland creation and restoration through the Department of Natural Resources, supporting additional strategically placed wetland projects in the Lake Erie and Ohio River basins and continued engagement in monitoring to access the impact of wetland restoration projects. To date, this initiative has 44 wetland projects underway, engaged with 20 nonprofit conservation partners to support 90,000 acres of watershed filtered by wetland projects, increasing recreational opportunities, and identified 90 species threatened or endangered that will benefit from this additional habitat.
• Allocate $92 million for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to continue the protection of public health by improving water and wastewater infrastructure, reducing lead exposure by replacing an additional 1,500 lead service lines and more than 600 failed home treatment systems across seven counties. To date, H2Ohio has replaced 185 lead service lines, repaired or replaced 180 failed home sewage treatment systems, improved the quality of drinking water for 4,000 people, and served 670 people with three new wastewater projects.

Let’s get our thirsty counties (like Lawrence) the water service they deserve!

This Easter, please pray that the thousands of folks in Lawrence County OH that do not have have running water will fina...
04/04/2021

This Easter, please pray that the thousands of folks in Lawrence County OH that do not have have running water will finally get pipes in the ground and safe water run to their homes! Share!

We find ourselves here among friends facing similar issues.
03/01/2021

We find ourselves here among friends facing similar issues.

In this episode of "Conversations from Studio B", host Shannon Stewart from Rural Action Ohio Stream Restore Corps talks with guests about the Appalachian Ohio Clean Water Initiative. Joining Shanno

We continue our efforts to bring safe drinking water to Southern Ohio (and here in Lawrence County)!
03/01/2021

We continue our efforts to bring safe drinking water to Southern Ohio (and here in Lawrence County)!

This article was originally published by Ohio Valley ReSource. Communities across the Ohio Valley are among an estimated…

02/24/2021

Winter Storm Emergency Response Update (2-24-21)

02/23/2021

Progress Update! The 2021 Winter Storm Response Press Conference. Feel Free to Share! 2-23-21

02/22/2021

News Update! The 2021 Winter Storm Response Press Conference. Feel Free to Share! 2-22-21

02/21/2021

The Lawrence County (OH) 2021 Winter Storm Emergency Response

02/21/2021

We Won’t Rest Until We Restore Lawrence County, Ohio! Share!

01/15/2021

Please see this simple graphic which clearly outlines the process whereby we will provide Covid19 Vaccine for all Lawrence County, Ohio Citizens who want the safety measure. Here’s how we will proceed! Visit Lawrencecounty.org/vaccine to learn how to sign-up for the Lawrence County Health Department’s waiting list.

12/24/2020

At this time of year, as you wish for a White Christmas, also ask God to move hearts of the decision makers to help clear the way for Water in Lawrence County! Pray for the families who do not have running water in Lawrence County, OH! Share!

Some of our neighbors here in Lawrence County don’t have running water piped to their homes. This year, in their honor, ...
11/25/2020

Some of our neighbors here in Lawrence County don’t have running water piped to their homes. This year, in their honor, conserve your water like you have to haul it every week. Maybe then you’ll join our efforts to bring running water to ALL Lawrence County Citizens! Please share!

10/22/2020

Dave Lucas reveals the progress on the Water Situation in Lawrence County! Please support us by liking and sharing this page!

We need safe, running water for homes in Lawrence County OH, and ALL of Appalachian Ohio! Mike DeWine Bill Johnson John ...
10/20/2020

We need safe, running water for homes in Lawrence County OH, and ALL of Appalachian Ohio! Mike DeWine Bill Johnson John Carey

The Safe Water For All exhibition aims to bring awareness to the global water crisis, the toll it exacts on daily life, and the positive solutions that are having an impact. Through a combination of photography and video, the exhibition documents what it means to live without safe water, shining a l...

As you celebrate today, please remember you have thousands of fellow citizens that do not have clean, safe water piped t...
07/04/2020

As you celebrate today, please remember you have thousands of fellow citizens that do not have clean, safe water piped to their homes here in Lawrence County. Please join with us as we seek to deliver clean water to all in Lawrence County!

We’re happy to see this! Now if we could figure out a way to get water for folks in Lawrence County with no water lines!
06/30/2020

We’re happy to see this! Now if we could figure out a way to get water for folks in Lawrence County with no water lines!

COAL GROVE — On Monday, the Village of Coal Grove got some good infrastructure news, that it would be getting $250,000 to replace old waterlines and scores of fire hydrants.   U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) had awarded the money for the ...

In the midst of seeking water for all Lawrence County without water service: Happy Father’s Day.
06/21/2020

In the midst of seeking water for all Lawrence County without water service: Happy Father’s Day.

02/06/2020

All about the water for Macedonia Hill!

02/06/2020

Hey! Catch All Points Live Stream this week with special guest Lizabeth Brammer from Macedonia Hill (2-6-2020 at 6:00 p.m. right here). We will provide you with exciting updates on the Water Project there. Lizabeth will give us a first-hand view of the daily difficulties of having no running water and her thoughts of the progress. Please share!

Water District Update: MacedoniaHere’s an accurate update (read carefully because we have much paperwork to do) on the P...
02/06/2020

Water District Update: Macedonia

Here’s an accurate update (read carefully because we have much paperwork to do) on the Phase One: Macedonia Water Project:

Hecla Water, acting as a good neighbor, contracted with Strand Associates on 01/15/2020 to complete a preliminary engineering report (PER) for this project. As part of the PER Strand will complete a cost estimate for Hecla running water to
Macedonia Hill and Aqua running water to Macedonia Hill. Strand anticipates having cost estimates completed by March 1 for both alternatives, but the contract says that the actual PER will not be completed until May 1, 2020.

It is important for RCAP (Ohio Rural Community Assistance Partnership) to have at least the cost estimates by March 1 so They can finalize and submit a project nomination form to Ohio EPA by
the deadline of March 4. RCAP will work with both Hecla and Aqua after that to
prepare two nomination forms and have them ready so when Strand gives us
the cost estimates by March 1 so we can submit the nomination form which is
for the least costly alternative. So at this point, we don't know whether
Hecla or Aqua will be the applicant for Ohio EPA financing.

Once we submit the nomination form by March 4 to Ohio EPA we will wait for the Ohio EPA to score the project, along with all the other projects in Ohio. The Ohio EPA will release their Program Management Plan in May, 2020
and that will tell us what financing terms either Hecla or Aqua are being offered for the project. After that either Hecla or Aqua will need to start designing the project and RCAP will work with them to complete the actual Ohio EPA financing application and also work with the county
to complete the CDBG RPIG application. The best case would have this project being under construction by the spring of 2021.

Dave Lucas, President
Lawrence County Rural Water District

01/28/2020

Special report on the Water District progress! Share!

We’re fully engaged in Phase 1 (Macedonia Water Region) in our quest to provide all Lawrence County, Ohio residents the ...
01/06/2020

We’re fully engaged in Phase 1 (Macedonia Water Region) in our quest to provide all Lawrence County, Ohio residents the running, potable water they desperately need. The necessary number of wells have been tested. We’re now officially plotting the map for locations in the Region that need and want water in this area. Please like & share this good news!

May this be the Year for Clean, Running Water! Mark it! 2020!
01/01/2020

May this be the Year for Clean, Running Water! Mark it! 2020!

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Hello, with all that is going on in this country today we have been hearing talk of possible closing the bridges from state to state. If that happens would all of us that has to travel across the bridges to West Virginia to haul water to our homes get some pass or permit to cross ?