Linden, WI, May 07, 2012 -- CONTACT:
Kelly Edwards, Public Information Coordinator
VILLAGE OF LINDEN CELEBRATES COMPLETION OF UPGRADES TO COMMUNITY’S WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY
LINDEN, WI – MAY 7, 2012 - - - Area residents form the Village of Linden joined Village Leaders and Local Officials for a ceremony marking the completion of upgrades and commencing operation of the Village’s Wastewater Treatment Facility.
The Village’s existing wastewater treatment plant was approaching the end its design service life and had high energy cost due to lack of energy efficient processes. The facility was also experiencing effluent discharge violations or concerns. The renovations and upgrades to the mechanical system have helped to increase the efficiency of operations at the plant, accommodate future loadings, and improve critical the infrastructure for the community.
The project was made possible with the help of a USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal loan and grant combination totaling over $2.8 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
USDA Rural Development’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Programs provide water and waste financing to rural communities Recipients of the funding may build, repair, and improve public water systems, and waste collection and treatment systems in rural communities with up to 10,000 in population.
President Obama signed The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law on Feb. 17, 2009. It is designed to jumpstart the nation's economy, create or save millions of jobs and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.
More information about USDA's Recovery Act efforts is available at www.usda.gov/recovery. More information about the Federal government's efforts on the Recovery Act is available at www.recovery.gov.
USDA Rural Development’s mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. As the lead federal agency for rural development needs, USDA Rural Development returned nearly $558 million dollars this past year to rural Wisconsin communities. Funds are used to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technological infrastructures. Further information on USDA Rural Development programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting the web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/wi.