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USDA Invests $3 Million In Clean Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Rural Iowa

Cecilia Lynch
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State Director Greenfield Announces Investments in Carroll, Crawford and Monona Counties

DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 3, 2023 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director in Iowa Theresa Greenfield today announced that USDA is investing $2,189,000 in loans and $900,000 in grants to three rural Iowa projects to ensure Iowans have clean drinking water and sanitary wastewater systems for years to come.

“Iowans depend on clean water for their health and well-being,” said Director Greenfield. “Since day one, the Biden-Harris Administration has been delivering funding resources to improve water and wastewater systems, eliminate lead in pipes, and ensure access to clean water across Iowa.”

Today’s announcement is part of a larger national announcement detailing $5 billion in support for projects in rural America. 

USDA Funded Projects:

Three Iowa projects received $3,089,000 in funding from the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program, a program that provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas. The announcement is part of President Biden’s Investing in America efforts to rebuild the physical infrastructure of our country to grow the economy for decades to come, create good-paying jobs, and better position rural America to compete in a global economy.

-City of Deloit received a $580,000 loan to help repair its wastewater collection system. The project will fix damaged infiltration and inflow components to prevent sanitation hazards. The project will help the city comply with water quality standards and promote the health and safety of residents and visitors to this rural community in Crawford County.

-City of Ute received a $809,000 loan and a $900,000 grant to provide additional financing for water system improvements to its facilities. This project will construct a water tower and replace an old undersized water main for more reliable service which meets Iowa Department of Natural Resources requirements. The water storage tank was built in 1908 and has outlived its useful life. These water system improvements will promote public health and safety for residents and visitors in this rural Monona County community.

-City of Arcadia received an $800,000 loan to provide additional financing for improvements to its water system. This project will help install a new 150,000 gallon water tower and provide water main piping. Once completed, the project will reduce water loss, uphold water quality standards, and promote the health and safety of residents and visitors of this rural Carroll County community.

Contact USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development has 11 offices across the state to serve the 1.3 million Iowans living in rural communities and areas. Office locations include a state office in Des Moines, along with area offices in Albia, Atlantic, Humboldt, Indianola, Iowa Falls, Le Mars, Mount Pleasant, Storm Lake, Tipton and Waverly.

To learn more about investment resources for rural areas in Iowa, call (515) 284-4663 or visit www.rd.usda.gov/ia. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans 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, Tribal, and high-poverty areas.



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