Fifty Years of Protest Halted

POSTED BY: News Department
Monday, December 2, 2002 - 01:17 PM
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After fifty years of pleading for water service, residents of Coal Run Road are finally making progress. The buck stopped in the offices of the Muskingum County commissioners, years after pleas were heard by the Adamsville Water Authority, the East Muskingum Water Authority and the city of Zanesville. Equal Justice Foundation and Coal Run representative Rachel Robinson says she believes the situation will move forward now that the county stepped in. Coal Run residents first requested county help last December. Since then, county officials say they've been doing everything they can to smooth out the situation. So, they hired the Ohio Regional Development Corporation --a non-profit agency that aids community development. The agency will write a grant application for money to help pay for tapping into existing water lines. Agency representative Lynne Jones says the grant should be submitted, but it could take up to a month before a decision is made.

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