News Release
Release No.STELPRD4019901
ContactGail Bennett(304) 366-2921, ext. 214
Morgantown, WV, Feb 12, 2013 --

@@State Director Bobby Lewis announced that USDA Rural Development approved a Water and Waste Disposal Loan of $2,454,000 to Tri-County Water Association, Taylor County, WV.

Rural Development funds will be used to extend water service to approximately 60 new customers within rural Marion, Harrison and Taylor Counties. The project will also involve the replacement of existing waterlines, the addition of fire protection, and the installation of new computerized equipment.

"This project is needed to ensure a safe and reliable source of water for additional residents as well as to perform necessary upgrades to the existing system," added Lewis.

Rural Development serves as the lead Federal entity for rural development needs and administers program assistance through its housing, business, community and infrastructure programs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Further information on USDA Rural Development may be obtained by visiting USDA's web site at In West Virginia, call 1-800-295-8228 to be put in touch with the appropriate personnel serving your county. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202.720.2600 (voice and TDD).