USDA Rural Development Utah State Director Randy Parker today announced a $17.3 million investment to improve three water and wastewater systems in rural Utah.
“Having clean water, and reliable access to it, is an essential foundation to rural prosperity,” Parker said. “USDA makes partnership a priority to offer resources to our state’s rural water providers so our rural cities and towns can grow and remain vibrant.”
Hyrum City Corporation in Cache County is receiving a $1,569,000 grant and $2,402,000 loan to update its wastewater system. This project will increase capacity to support population growth and is designed to accommodate seasonal fluctuations.
Kanab City in Kane County is receiving a $5,000,000 loan and $2,183,000 grant to make culinary water system improvements. Two failing storage tanks will be replaced with larger models for future population growth. This project also includes replacing water lines, installing new fire hydrants, and updating monitoring equipment.
Milford City in Beaver County is receiving a $4,217,000 loan and $2,002,000 grant. This project will modernize and repair the community’s water system by adding a new well and water tank and making extensive upgrades to pipes and metering.
Funding is provided through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Rural communities, 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.
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.