Nuangola, Sep 11, 2012 --
Contact: Dawn Bonsell 717-237-2286
Nuangola Borough Breaks Ground for USDA Rural Development Funded Sewer
MOUNTAINTOP, PA Sept. 11, 2012 – USDA Rural Development State Director Thomas Williams and Nuangola Borough officials broke ground today for a $9.3 million sewer construction project that will benefit an estimated 420 homes and businesses.
“USDA’s support for projects like these helps the environment, improves the lives of rural residents, and ensures that Pennsylvania communities have modern, up-to-date facilities and equipment,” said Williams. “Investment in water and wastewater improvements will contribute to improve public health and set the stage for economic growth.”
The Nuangola Borough Sewer Authority received $ 4.4 million in loans and $4 million in grants to construct a low pressure wastewater collection system for Nuangola Borough. Funding is provided through the Rural Development Water and Environmental Program (WEP).
Rural Development’s funding continues to have a dramatic impact on rural communities across Pennsylvania. For additional information on RD projects, please visit Rural Development’s new interactive web map featuring program funding and success stories for fiscal years 2009-2011. The data can be found at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RDSuccessStories.html.
President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.
President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities. USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $172 billion in loans and loan guarantees. 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. Contact the Pennsylvania State Office at (717) 237-2299 or visit its website at www.rurdev.usda.gov/pa.