Investment to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure for 1,900 rural Texans
TEMPLE, TX August 25, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $4.1 million to improve water infrastructure in rural Texas.
“USDA understands that safe and reliable water infrastructure is vital for our rural communities and the investment announced today in Fort Bend County demonstrates our commitment to improving essential water services that will enhance the prosperity of rural Texans,” said State Director Edd Hargett. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA has been working tirelessly to be a strong partner to rural Texas in building stronger and healthier communities, because we know when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”
In rural Texas, Fort Bend County Fresh Water Supply District No. 2 will use a $4.1 million loan to improve the water quality and pressure in the Four Corners and Rio Brazos service areas in Fort Bend County. In the Four Corners area this includes two water production facilities, one with a water well, that will process, store, and repressure surface water, including two control buildings. Additionally, the construction of a looped system that will allow the District operator to better isolate leaks and minimize the number of homes without water during a waterline main break and repair. In the Rio Brazos area improvements include the expansion of water production to better serve their customers and drainage improvements within the District.
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.
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