Bowling Green, OH, December 5, 2017 – Rover Pipeline presented $10,000 checks to Wood, Hancock and Seneca County Emergency Management Agencies last week as part of its overall commitment to donate a total of $180,000 to 18 counties throughout the state. The check presentation, the first of seven held in Ohio, was on Tuesday, November 28, at the Wood County Courthouse in Bowling Green. Rover will present checks to the Emergency Management Associations in the counties through which the pipelines passes.
Rover Pipeline has long stated it is committed to being a good neighbor, a good business partner and a valued member of the communities. Rover Pipeline will make similar donations to county emergency management agencies across the four-state route, totaling $270,000 across the 27 counties in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
“The Wood County Emergency Management Agency, under the authority of the Wood County Board of Commissioners, are working closely with the Wood County Sheriff on communication improvements for Wood County Fire and EMS departments and the Sheriff’s Communication Center in 2018,” said Bradley Gilbert, Director of the Wood County Emergency Management Agency. “Communications are critical for the safety of first responders and their ability to provide effective and efficient service to the community. This donation from Rover Pipeline will be put towards this critical communication improvement project and will be of great benefit to our first responders and for the communities that they serve.”
“We are planning on a drone project if approved or for equipment for first responders,” said Lee Swisher Director of the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency.
Seneca County is still determining on how best to use the donation funds, but they are currently looking at new equipment for first responders as a priority.
Additionally, Rover also has donated $250,000 to the state of Ohio’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), which will fund Ohio as America Program to further education efforts regarding the history and culture of the State of Ohio in the communities through which the pipeline will be constructed and operated. Rover also has agreed to pay the Ohio SHPO $1.5 million under the Memorandum of Understanding signed in February 2017, relating to the Stoneman House to help preserve, fund and protect Ohio’s historic cultural resources. This money is in addition to the $2.3 million already contributed to the Ohio SHPO’s office, bringing the total contribution to more than $4 million.
Currently, the Rover Pipeline is almost 95% complete with construction of the project. Phase 1A from Cadiz Township to the Defiance Compressor Station began operation on August 31, 2017. The full line is anticipated to be in service by the end of the first quarter of 2018.