USDA to Update Aging Water Infrastructure

$272 million to be invested in rural communities.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that loans and grants will be offered to finance a total investment of $272 million to improve aging or damaged rural infrastructure. The funding will go to 114 projects across 37 states and Puerto Rico that is expected to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure for 270,000 people.

“As people in many parts of the nation battle drought and fires brought on by climate change, there has never been a more urgent need for this assistance,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stated. “When we invest in rural infrastructure, we build opportunity and prosperity for people in rural communities. These investments support the local economy by making rural communities attractive, economically viable, and safe places to live and work, therefore helping to create and save jobs by attracting and retaining employers and workers.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as he oversees the disbursement of funds for infrastructure.
  • For contractors and workers taking on the 114 projects to help improve aging or damaged infrastructure.
  • The officials of the USDA as they seek to improve rural quality of life.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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