Brown Announces More Than $2.5 Million for Water Treatment Project in Putnam County

Investment Will Save more than 350 Jobs, Create 80 New Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $2,511,393 to the Villages of Leipsic and Gilboa for a water treatment project that will create up to 80 local jobs, save more than 350 jobs and help the community leverage more than $400 million in private investments to the area.

“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 Putnam County.

This grant to the Villages of Leipsic and Gilboa will go toward the construction of a new raw water intake structure, pump station, and transmission main line for the Village of Leipsic’s water treatment plant.

EDA grants are awarded through a competitive process based upon the application’s merit, the applicant’s eligibility, and the availability of funds.  More information on EDA’s grant process and investment process can be found at