Braham and Willow River Receiving Stimulus Funding for Wastewater Treatment
Two local cities are receiving multi-million dollar gifts from federal stimulus funds. Braham and Willow River are both on the list to receive part of the $175.8 million in water and environmental projects that are being funded immediately through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Braham is receiving a grant worth over $1.3 million and a $778,000 loan to upgrade it’s wastewater treatment plant.
Willow River is the recipient of a direct loan of $925,000 and a grant worth $106,000.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, The projects will help provide safe drinking water and improved wastewater treatment for rural communities in 27 states.
“The Recovery Act water and wastewater projects we are announcing today support the Obama administration’s goal of rebuilding and revitalizing the nation’s rural infrastructure,” Department of Agriculture TomVilsack stated in a press release. “This funding will provide reliable drinking water and sanitary waste disposal while creating and saving jobs in rural America.”