LaMoure, ND, Apr 19, 2012 -- As part of USDA’s Earth Day celebration, USDA Rural Development State Director Jasper Schneider today announced that the City of Lamoure will receive financial support that will improve wastewater services and the environment.
“Too many communities across North Dakota have water and sewer systems in need of repair,” said Schneider. “We are proud to partner with the City of LaMoure to upgrade their system to the betterment of our waterways and the community.”
The City of LaMoure received a $1,107,000 Rural Development loan and an $893,000 grant to significantly improve the wastewater system for their more than 400 customers. The system needed immediate attention due to deterioration of clay pipes, high infiltration of water and blockage of sewage flows. Upgrading the essential infrastructure is critical to the community’s health and safety. The City of LaMoure is located to the east of the James River. The project will also improve water quality in the river and provide environmental benefits to this important watershed and surrounding communities.
Earth Day is observed annually on April 22 to raise awareness about the role each person can play to protect vital natural resources and safeguard the environment. Since the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, the event has expanded to include participation by citizens and governments in more than 195 countries.
Across the country, USDA Rural Development is announcing more than $150.8 million to improve water quality and provide a safe and healthy environment for rural Americans. To learn more about USDA water and environmental programs, please visit www.rurdev.usda.gov/UWEP_HomePage.html