Stabenow, Levin Announce More Than $42 Million for Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure
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Stabenow, Levin Announce More Than $42 Million for Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

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Funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

WASHINGTON, DC – July 15, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Carl Levin (D-MI) announced today that Michigan has received $42,136,000 to support six different water infrastructure projects—$9,064,000 in grant funding and $33,072,000 in loan funding—through the USDA Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program. Funds are made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“Investing in our infrastructure must also include improving drinking water and wastewater systems for families living in rural communities across Michigan,” said Stabenow. “Water contamination not only poses public health risks, but threatens the environment as well. I am pleased that this funding will not only help prevent the danger to our rural communities, but will help create good-paying jobs.”

“Rural communities in Michigan will rely on these funds for upgrades which increase the safety of drinking water and improve wastewater infrastructure,” Levin said. “Small communities face great challenges in providing safe and affordable water and sewage services, and so I am pleased that these funds will help alleviate those obstacles.”

For more information, please view the chart below and visit www.rurdev.usda.gov.

Project

County

Type

Loan

Grant

Total Agency Funding

Gogebic Range Water Authority

Gogebic

Water

$7,917,000

$3,000,000

$10,917,000

Hampton Township

Bay

Sewage

$13,224,000

$4,776,000

$18,000,000

Kingston Water System

Tuscola

Water

$1,852,000

$0

$1,852,000

Midland County – Edenville Township

Midland

Water

$8,550,000

$450,000

$9,000,000

Port Hope Gore Rubicon Utility Authority

Huron

Water

$503,000

$0

$503,000

Union City, Village of – Sewer Lagoon

Branch

Sewage

$1,026,000

$838,000

$1,864,000

Contact: Senator Levin’s Office
Phone: 202.224.6221

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