GALLIPOLIS — Funding to replace a cooling tower at Gallipolis Developmental Center has been released by the State Controlling Board.
The board approved $48,000 for the project, said State Sen. John A. Carey, who serves on the board.
The project will replace the cooling tower in GDC’s Activity Building. The current tower is 20 years old, inefficient and can no longer be repaired, officials said.
A cooling tower is much like a radiator for an air conditioning system that absorbs heat from the inside of the building and pumps out cooler air, said Carey, a Republican from Wellston.
GDC is home to more than 250 individuals with developmental disabilities. The center assists them with daily living, health care and social skills development.
“Facilities across Ohio like Gallipolis Developmental Center provide invaluable care and support to those Ohioans who need it most,” said Carey. “It is important that the state do its part to ensure these people have a clean, up-to-date, comfortable living environment.”
Carey’s 17th Senate District includes Gallia County.