Brown announces grants for water quality in schools, disadvantaged areas


(WKBN) – Senator Sherrod Brown announced two grants awarded to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to make sure clean water is available in Ohio.

In a press release, Brown says these grants are an investment for children:

““All Ohio communities should be able to count on clean, drinkable water year-round. By investing in water infrastructure programs, we’re investing in the health of our kids as well as their future.”

The first grant, “A Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Program,” amounts to $1,361,000. This will help local educational agencies in testing lead contamination in drinking water at schools. 

The second grant, “Assistance to Small and Disadvantaged Communities,” amounts to $1,069,000. This will help in making investments into public water systems, improving and protecting water quality. 

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