Water and Environmental Programs

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Water and Environmental Programs (WEP) provide rural communities with technical assistance and financing necessary to develop drinking water and wastewater disposal systems. Safe drinking water and sanitary waste disposal systems are vital not only to public health, but also to the economic vitality of rural areas.

 

During the past five years, USDA Rural Development in Iowa has invested more than $183 million to help communities with water and wastewater disposal systems.