Pine City Receives $1.9 Million for Water Quality

Friday, March 19th, 2010 at 12:24 am

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the funding of projects in 20 states designed to protect public health by improving water quality and public sanitation services.  Included in the funding is $1.9 million for Pine City for water system and wastewater system improvements.

Pine City will receive $1,481,000 through a loan and $439,000 in grant money.

The funding announced today is being administered by USDA Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program which provides loans and grants to ensure that the necessary investments are made in water and wastewater infrastructure to deliver safe drinking water and protect the environment in rural areas.

“Water and wastewater projects are moving forward in rural communities across the country and thanks to the Recovery Act, investments in water and wastewater infrastructure will help deliver safe drinking water and protect the environment throughout rural America,” said Vilsack in a press release.

“Through these projects, we are advancing the Obama Administration’s economic recovery goals to rebuild and revitalize the nation’s infrastructure. They will create urgently needed jobs when they are built and will support more job creation through rural economic development for years to come.”

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