U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director Elsie Meeks announced today that the Town of Stickney has been approved for a Water and Waste Disposal loan of $511,000 to make water distribution improvements.
“Environmental safe and adequate water is essential to the residents of Stickney, “ said Meeks. “President Obama has been a strong advocate to ensure that rural communities in South Dakota and across the nation receive essential funding for infrastructure so that these communities are built to last.”
The proposed project includes six-inch PVC piping that will replace approximately 3,600 feet of cement water lines. Water lines will be interconnected with looping and water meters will be replaced.
President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s 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’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.