SIDNEY, Iowa, Oct. 26, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director in Iowa Theresa Greenfield today highlighted how the Agency has invested $5,858,000 in the water system improvement project in Sidney to create a new plant, a new elevated storage tank, two new wells, upgrades to water distribution piping, and water meters. These improvements will help increase water quality and reduce pollution risks for residents of Fremont County. In the past five years, the project has received $4,770,000 in loans and a $1,088,000 grant from the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program.
Director Greenfield toured the water treatment facility with officials from Sidney.
“Access to clean water and improved wastewater disposal through modern water treatment plants is crucial to the continued prosperity of rural communities,” Director Greenfield said. “The strength of this project lies in its support from the community, city leaders, and from USDA. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is working to ensure that when rural Iowans thrive, America thrives.”
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USDA Rural Development has 11 offices across the state to serve the 1.7 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.
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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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