Trump Administration Invests $7.1 Million to Modernize Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Three Utah Communities

Name
Jamie Welch Jaro
Phone
City
Salt Lake City
Release Date
Aug 03, 2020

The Trump Administration today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $7.1 million to modernize critical drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in three small, rural Utah communities.

“We’ve all heard it before: water is life,” said Randy Parker, State Director for USDA Rural Development. “Today’s investment will help three of our smallest communities make the system upgrades they need to ensure their water is clean and their communities are safe, sanitary, and ready to take on the next phase of prosperity.”

  • Millville City in Cache County is receiving a $1,286,000 loan and $587,000 grant to improve the quality of its culinary water by drilling a new well and constructing a new well house with all the modern facilities necessary to the system.
  • Wellington City in Carbon County will use a $3 million loan and $1,370,000 grant to replace the city’s aged and failing wastewater treatment system. This project will construct and install a new system, which includes replacing more than 90 percent of collection lines.
  • In Summit County, Woodland Mutual Water Company is receiving a $598,000 loan and $322,000 grant to complete water system upgrades for the community of Woodland, Utah. The existing system fails to provide adequate fire flow, pressure, or storage. All components will be improved to create a cohesive system, ensuring a safe and reliable water supply.

Under a nationwide announcement, USDA is funding 161 projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant  Program. These investments will benefit 467,000 residents in 44 states. To learn more about investment resources for rural areas, interested parties should contact the Utah state office.

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.