Davis, CA, Jun 23, 2010 -- USDA Rural Development State Director Glenda Humiston today announced the City of Corning will receive a $613,000 loan from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) to drill a new water well. The project is funded through USDA Rural Development's Water and Environmental Program.
"The problems faced in Corning today are common to many rural towns throughout the state and nation," said Humiston. "Today's Recovery Act investment reflects the Obama Administration's effort to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, as well as our agency's commitment to ensure communities have safe drinking water."
USDA Rural Development funds will be used to drill a new 400' deep well at the Estil Clark Park that will replace three others that have been removed from service. The new well will ensure the City can meet the requirements of peak use, and continue to supply enough water to the community. Additionally, funds will install a pump, 1,400 feet of pipeline and a 480 square foot well house.
"The wonderful thing about USDA is their financing allowed us to bring the cost down and allowed the community to afford the project," said Steve Kimbrough, Corning City Manager. "We couldn't have done it very easily without USDA."
To date, USDA has announced $2.67 billion in Recovery Act funds for water and environmental projects throughout the nation. This summer, over 700 clean USDA water projects will be underway compared to approximately 250 last summer.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages more than 40 housing, business and community infrastructure, and facility programs through a network of 6,100 employees located in the nation's capital and 500 state and local offices. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. Rural Development has an existing portfolio of more than $134 billion in loans and loan guarantees. More information about USDA's Recovery Act efforts is available at www.usda.gov/recovery.
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