CARSON CITY, Nev., August 28, 2023 -- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director Lucas Ingvoldstad today announced that USDA is investing $3.2 million to help improve rural wastewater infrastructure in Carlin, Nevada. This funding will help provide reliable and sanitary wastewater removal for years to come.
“This project is an investment in the future of Carlin,” said Ingvoldstad. “Improvements in rural infrastructure impact the daily lives of rural Nevadans for the better, from well-paying jobs to healthy bodies. We look forward to continuing to partner with the City of Carlin over the next phase of this investment to ensure that its residents have the resources they need to keep thriving.”
The City of Carlin will use the $3.2 million loan to make essential repairs to its wastewater treatment operation. The repairs will focus on collection mains, leakages from pipes and treatment ponds, and aging lift station equipment. The investment will work towards supporting monitoring within the wastewater system as well as reducing pipe leakage and levels of contaminants in the sewage. These improvements are among the first significant improvements in nearly 30 years to the system and are the second of eight phases to modernize it.
Today’s announcement is part of a national release in which Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced over $800 million to strengthen rural infrastructure and create jobs in 36 states and two U.S. territories. The funding announced today advances President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, a key pillar of Bidenomics, to grow the American economy from the middle-out and bottom up – from rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, to driving over $500 billion in private sector manufacturing and clean energy investments in the United States, to creating good-paying jobs and building a clean-energy economy that will combat climate change and make our communities more resilient.
Today’s announcement further advances the groundbreaking Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan with $78 million in new awards for lead pipe remediation. With up to 10 million American households connecting to water through lead pipes and service lines, the Administration is working aggressively to replace all lead service lines in America in the next decade. USDA is partnering with communities to address this challenge through its various programs.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.
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