WASHINGTON, DC – August 26, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) announced the city of East Jordan will receive $2,375,000 for two projects to make necessary investments in water and wastewater infrastructure. The loans are being distributed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program.
“This funding will help ensure East Jordan residents have access to safe drinking water while protecting the surrounding environment from untreated wastewater,” Stupak said. “These are the types of infrastructure projects that will help create jobs and strengthen rural communities in Northern Michigan for years to come.”
The projects will help to provide safe drinking water, improved wastewater treatment systems, and environmental protections for the city of East Jordan. The projects are:
$1,700,000 to make improvements to the municipal water system – This project will replace about 9,000 feet of watermain in various sections of the city.
$675,000 to make improvements to the existing sanitary sewer system – This project will extend the sanitary sewer system, including construction of 4,100 feet of gravity sewer with a new life station.
Contact: Michelle Begnoche