USDA Rural Development Area Director John Perkins announced funding today for the Village of Vinton.
“Having safe and reliable water and waste disposal services is vital to the health of rural communities,” said Daniel Torres, USDA Rural Development Texas Acting State Director. “Rural Development is pleased to offer funding to improve water services for the Village of Vinton.”
USDA Rural Development has approved a Water and Waste Disposal loan in the amount of $2,909,000 and grant of $4,805,000 to the Village of Vinton. Rural Development funds will be used to purchase four privately owned water systems. Improvements to these systems include the installation of a looped water system to purchase treated potable water through a wholesale purchase agreement with El Paso Water Utilities. The Village will begin providing service to approximately 249 connections for Phase I. Phase II will include an additional 171 connections. The Village has a population of 1,971.
USDA Rural Development’s Water and Waste Disposal loans and grants provide 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. This program assists qualified applicants that are not otherwise able to obtain commercial credit on reasonable terms. Eligible applicants include most state and local governmental entities, private non-profits, and federally-recognized Tribes.
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.rd.usda.gov/tx.