USDA Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning today joined the Howard County Regional Water Commission in celebration of their new water supply and treatment system as a result of a $7,442,000 Water and Waste Loan and a $6,455,000 Grant.
“It’s always important to have a fully functioning water supply and treatment system. Without a reliable water treatment system, a community will not thrive,” said Dunning. “The Howard County Regional Water Commission has gone to great lengths to ensure public water systems in Howard County have access to potable water. This project will have a huge impact on the citizens of this area.”
The Howard County Regional Water Commission established a regional water supply and treatment to serve three public water systems in southern Howard County. It provides potable wholesale water, a treatment plant, wells, elevated storage, and transmission lines to serve the City of Fayette, City of New Franklin and Howard County CPWSD #1. This system will ultimately benefit 2,712 users in rural Howard County via three wholesale purchasers.
Rural Development’s Water & Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.
Further information on additional programs is available by visiting the USDA Missouri Rural Development website at http://www.rd.usda.gov/mo. Interested parties may also contact the Clinton Area Office at (660) 885-5567, Ext 4.
President Obama's historic investments in rural America have made our rural communities stronger. Under his leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America's economy, small towns and rural communities.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $214 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.