Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownHillicon Valley: Facebook, Google struggle to block terrorist content | Cambridge Analytica declares bankruptcy in US | Company exposed phone location data | Apple starts paying back taxes to Ireland Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Trump hits federally funded clinics with new abortion restrictions Senate Dems call for probe into why Trump has not issued Russia sanctions MORE (D-Ohio) urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday to approve Ohio’s application for federal funds to improve water facilities.

His comments came after Toledo, Ohio, lifted a drinking water ban that was caused by toxic algae blooms.

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“While the ban has been lifted, our work to ensure safe drinking water has only begun,” Brown said on Monday. “I’m pleased to announce that Ohio’s joint application for Farm Bill funds to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin has advanced to the next round. We must incorporate regional, cutting-edge practices to prevent algal blooms and ensure safe drinking water.”

Ohio has filed a joint application with Indiana and Michigan for funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to improve water quality in Lake Erie.

Brown said he helped create the RCPP in the 2014 farm bill, which provides $1.2 billion over five years for conservation projects that help ensure clean soil and water.