WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $2,106,000 Rural Development grant to the City of Logan to construct a new water treatment plant, and make repairs and enhancements to the existing water distribution system. These upgrades will allow the plant to process up to 2.5 million gallons of water per day. The USDA is also awarding a $846,000 Rural Development loan to help finance the project.
“Water infrastructure is critical to Ohio communities’ ability to create jobs and compete,” Brown said. “This investment will help keep rates affordable, attract jobs and businesses to the area, and improve access to safe and clean water in Logan.”
The funds for this project are a part of the USDA’s Rural Development program. Brown helped secure a strong Rural Development title in the 2014 Farm Bill, and is continuing to advocate for Rural Development programs in the 2018 Farm Bill.