The Franklin County Commissioners today approved additional funding for the county engineer to expedite important repairs and improvements to infrastructure around the county. Specifically, the funding, which comes from the county’s allocation from the American Rescue Plan, will support the engineer’s Stormwater Management Program, which utilizes and maintains vital underground infrastructure.
The Franklin County Engineer also serves as the county’s drainage engineer and is responsible for 94 miles of open channel and 147 miles of tiled drainage ditches, most of which were built more than 100 years ago and designed to last for only 50 years. Improper drainage or drainage infrastructure in poor repair can lead to flooding and crop loss, and proper maintenance of this infrastructure is important to farmers and other residents alike.
You can read the text of the resolution here
and learn more about how the commissioners are using American Rescue Plan funding to help our community recover at Recovery.FranklinCountyOhio.gov