EPA celebrates $46M for Canton, Ohio water treatment

Feb. 12, 2024
A $46 million investment from Ohio’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program will help to modernize the Sugar Creek Water Treatment Plant.

The U.S. EPA celebrated a $46 million investment in the Canton Water Department of Canton, Ohio to modernize the Sugar Creek Water Treatment Plant.

“Ensuring communities have access to clean and safe water is no small feat,” said EPA Region 5 Administrator Debra Shore. “Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, communities like Canton, Ohio, are getting much needed funds to invest in their water infrastructure and the people who keep it all running smoothly.”

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.

“The Ohio EPA is grateful to the City of Canton for its proactive approach in maintaining critical drinking water infrastructure and to its dedicated operators who provide clean, safe water to residents,” said Ohio EPA Director Anne Vogel. “Under Governor DeWine’s leadership, we partner with Ohio communities like Canton to finance millions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades through Ohio’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, which has received additional support from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Projects such as these make Ohio the best place to live, work, and raise a family.”