USDA Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin announced funding today for Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation to make water system improvements.
“The Water and Waste Disposal program is a vital funding source available to rural communities to help them keep pace with the needs of their rising populations,” said Paco Valentin, USDA Rural Development Texas State Director. “Rural Development is pleased to offer funding to improve water services for Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation customers.”
USDA Rural Development has approved a Water and Waste Disposal loan of $3,200,000 to improve three new water lines and an interconnect line with a neighboring system, and make improvements at two existing plants. The proposed water lines are necessary to replace existing lines that are beyond capacity, prone to leaks, and do not meet the pressure requirements of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
In Fiscal Year 2014, $14.9 million in loan and grant assistance was distributed throughout rural Texas to provide improved water and wastewater systems. The USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Program is designed to bring fresh, clean drinking water and sanitary, environmentally sound sewage facilities to rural residents.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs through a national network of state and local offices. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. For information on this and other USDA Rural Development programs in Texas, visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/TXHome.html.