USDA invests $4.8M in rural MT water infrastructure

USDA invests $4.8M in rural MT water infrastructure

Source: KULR-8
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BOZEMAN, Mont. – Montana Acting State Director Jake Ceartin announced in a release the United States Department of Agriculture is investing $4.8 million in critical infrastructure that will help Montana rural communities build back better and stronger while prioritizing climate-smart solutions and environmental stewardship.

USDA is making the investments in Montana under the Water and Environmental Program.

“Water is a critical resource for every community, and we are thrilled to be working alongside the Worden/Ballantine Yellowstone County Water and Sewer District to assist them in securing a new water source for the Worden and Ballantine communities,” Ceartin said.

The towns of Worden and Ballantine will be able to repair deteriorating water and wastewater infrastructure through $4.8 million in water and waste disposal loans.

This USDA Rural Development loan program provides capital for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.