Lodgepole, Nebraska, Jul 11, 2011 -- USDA Rural Development Area Director Brenda Darnell joined the Village of Lodgepole for the breaking of ground today in Lodgepole, Nebraska. The event marks the beginning of the Village’s more than $1 million sewer treatment improvement project that will serve 348 users.
“USDA Rural Development is pleased to provide funding assistance to the Village that will ensure sanitary sewer services,” said Darnell. “The waste water improvements will serve the community’s needs today and for years to come.”
USDA Rural Development provided a loan of $746,000 and grant of $372,000. The loan terms are 30 years at a 4.125 percent interest rate.
Rural Development funds will be used to renovate the existing lagoons for the Village, including the removal of sludge, repairing the splitter boxes, interior slope stabilization and installation of a an additional lagoon with a 60 mil high-density polyethylene (HDPE) liner. The project includes the replacement of existing residential septic systems with a connection to the updated sewer system. The collection system will be expanded to cover existing homes located in the east portion of town in the Emanuelson’s 2nd Addition, which are not currently served by the collection system.
“The Village of Lodgepole is excited to see the project become a reality after years of planning. We are extremely pleased with the growth opportunities this project will offer us as a community,” said Chairperson Cindy Beeman, Village of Lodgepole.
USDA funding was provided through the USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Water Loan and Grant program. For additional information contact Brenda Darnell at Brenda.firstname.lastname@example.org; or phone (308) 632-2195 Ext. 1129. Visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ne/.