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USDA RUS Allocates $145 Million for Rural Water & Wastewater Projects

Our colleagues at National Environmental Services Center have shared the following good news story…

As part of Earth Day celebrations on April 22nd, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services for rural Americans and benefit the environment across the country.  “At USDA, we believe it is critical that communities across the country have reliable, clean, and safe water,” Vilsack said. “This Earth Day, I also encourage communities affected by natural disasters, including those hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, to apply for funding through the Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants Program.”  In all, 43 water and wastewater projects in 32 states will be funded. USDA Rural Development will provide more than $145 million for these projects.
View a complete list of the projects.