WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal resources will help improve the water quality in Stark County. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Village of East Sparta will receive a loan and grant package from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to build a new well field and water treatment plant.
“Water infrastructure is critical to economic competiveness,” Brown said. “While all Ohioans deserve access to clean water, too many communities are struggling to afford costly, but necessary, upgrades to water systems. These new resources will help East Sparta make long-overdue updates and maintain a modern, well-connected water infrastructure.”
USDA Rural Development has approved a $500,000 loan and $500,000 grant for the Village of East Sparta.
Brown, Chair of the Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth, and Energy Innovation, has held more than 200 roundtables throughout the state, and is the first Ohioan to serve on both the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee.