News Release
Release No.STELPRD4019945
ContactGail Bennett(304) 366-2921, ext. 214
Morgantown, WV, Jan 22, 2013 --

@@State Director Bobby Lewis announced that USDA Rural Development approved a Water and Waste Disposal Loan of $2,072,000 to the Town of Harrisville, Ritchie County, WV.

Rural Development funds will be used to construct upgrades, repairs, and replacements to the existing wastewater collection system. The improvements are needed to reduce the amount of groundwater infiltration and inflow into the system.

"This project will benefit the Town's 821 existing customers and will extend service to 11 additional customers, " stated Lewis. This loan completes a total Rural Development funding package of $3,517,000.

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).