AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: USDA Encourages Rural Communities to Tap Into Loans for Water Infrastructure

American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following announcement on August 6. 

Through its Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program, USDA is providing $4 billion to help rural communities and water districts maintain, modernize or build water and wastewater systems.

The funding is targeted at rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents, like Greenview, Illinois, a village with a population of 788. Greenview is receiving a $4.9 million loan and a $3.7 million grant to construct a wastewater collection and treatment facility. The system will collect and convey wastewater via a centralized pumping station. From there, the wastewater will be transferred to a contained mechanical treatment system. Once it’s treated, the water will be released to Grove Creek. This project will alleviate health hazards caused by private septic or aeration systems that discharge effluent into drainage fields, resulting in raw sewage backups in homes during major rainfalls.

Eligible rural communities and water districts can apply via the RD Apply  or through one of USDA Rural Development’s state or field offices.

Original source can be found here

Organizations in this Story

American Farm Beureau Federation

Want to get notified whenever we write about American Farm Beureau Federation ?
Next time we write about American Farm Beureau Federation, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.