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USDA Invests in Rural Water Infrastructure in Kane County Community

Jamie Welch Jaro
Salt Lake City
Release Date

USDA Rural Development Utah State Director Randy Parker today announced that USDA is making critical investments in a project to improve rural water infrastructure for the town of Glendale, Utah.

“The harsh weather conditions Utah experiences put a significant strain on community water systems,” Parker said. “Glendale Town is in the midst of making necessary repairs to their water system and it is a USDA priority to ensure our rural cities and towns have the infrastructure they need to experience prosperity and stability.”

Glendale Town in Kane County is receiving a $41,000 grant and $94,000 loan to make water source and system improvements. The town water sources are dilapidated and experiencing reduced water flow in addition to having sustained damage from nearby earthquakes. Improvements to the system will prevent overflow waste and increase system operations efficiencies. USDA has previously obligated $968,900 in loans and grants for this project.

USDA is making the investments through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Rural cities and towns, water districts and other eligible entities can use the funds for drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems in rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents

Nationally, USDA announced investing $135 million for 49 projects in 24 states, benefiting 133,000 rural Americans.

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.