Alexandria, Nebraska, Aug 16, 2011 -- USDA Rural Development has announced funding of $871,000 to the Village of Alexandria that will assist in a nearly $1.5 million wastewater improvement project. Leveraging funds will be in the amount of $587,800 from a Community Development Block Grant.
“USDA Rural Development is pleased to assist the Village of Alexandria with their sewer improvement project. Sanitary sewer services are a part of a strong infrastructure needed to grow and sustain our rural communities,” said Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul, USDA Rural Development.
“Without the help of USDA Rural Development, the new wastewater system project would not be feasible for the community of Alexandria,” said Chairperson Margie Durflinger, Village of Alexandria.
“The Rural Development funds will construct a new complete retention lagoon system and rehabilitate the sewer collection system. Additionally, water meters will be installed,” said Area Specialist Sara Seidel, USDA Rural Development.
The USDA Rural Development $713,000 loan and $158,000 grant are provided through the USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. The loan is for 40 years at 2.5 percent rate of interest. For more information contact Sara Seidel (402) 423-9683 ext. 120. Visit www.rurdev.usda.gov/ne.