Brown Announces More Than $1 Million in Federal Funds for Water Treatment in Monroe County

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $1,007,000 to the Village of Woodsfield for a water treatment project. These funds will go toward separating storm water collection and wastewater systems in Woodsfield, ensuring both systems meet water safety standards and creating jobs in the area. USDA has also awarded a $1,171,000 loan for the project.

“Water infrastructure is critical to Ohio communities’ ability to create jobs and compete,” Brown said. “This investment will help attract jobs and businesses to the area, and improve access to safe and clean water in the Village of Woodsfield.”

The funds for this project are a part of the USDA’s Rural Development initiative. Brown helped secure a strong Rural Development title in the 2014 Farm Bill, and will continue to advocate for Rural Development programs in the 2018 Farm Bill.

In addition to the USDA funds, the Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded a $250,000 Community Infrastructure grant and the U.S. Department of Housing has awarded a $500,000 Community Development block grant, which brings total funding for the project to $2,928,000.