[Audio] Ogilvie Receives $1.3 Million for Water Services

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 at 4:00 am

The city of Ogilvie is the recipient of over a million dollars in federal funds to build a new water tower, new pumphouse, new well and rehab the existing tower and attached garage.

Hear more on the funds from Ogilvie City Engineer Mark Statz:

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Senator Norm Coleman made the announcement Monday morning that the city is receiving the over $1.3 million, $776,000 comes from a Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loan, and $617,000 comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rural Development program.

The loan will be paid back over 40 years, and Statz says it will increase the average city water bill by $15 a month beginning within the next six months.

USDA Rural Development has invested over $4 billion into rural Minnesota for a variety of improvements since 200.

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