USDA Rural Development Utah State Director Randy Parker today announced that USDA is investing $752,000 into making necessary water improvements for the town of Boulder.
“Without modernized, improved infrastructure, rural communities cannot achieve economic prosperity,” Parker said. “We are excited to be a part of this project, ensuring the residents in Boulder, Utah, have the water they need, when they need it.”
Boulder Farmstead Water Company has been awarded a $546,000 loan and $206,000 grant to make improvements to their culinary water system. Changes include constructing a new 200,000 gallon tank and adding meters to track consumption and provide better service to their users, including the town of Boulder.
Under a nationwide announcement, USDA invested $201 million to improve rural water infrastructure in 31 states. USDA is providing the funding through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Eligible applicants include rural cities, towns and water districts. The funds can be used for drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems in rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs 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 areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov/ut.