Morgantown, WV, Jun 25, 2013 -- State Director Bobby Lewis announced that USDA Rural Development approved a Water and Waste Disposal Loan of $2,241,000 for Marshall County Public Service District No. 2, Marshall County, WV.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today's announcement is one part of the Department's efforts to strengthen the rural economy.
Rural Development funds will be used to make various upgrades to the existing water system. Construction will include upgrades to the existing water plant, booster station, and water storage tanks. The project also includes new radio read meters and software system.
"This project will benefit the system's 670 users and will allow for the continued service of safe and reliable water,” stated Lewis.
USDA has made a concerted effort to deliver results for the American people, even as USDA implements sequestration, the across-the-board budget reductions mandated under terms of the Budget Control Act. USDA has already undertaken historic efforts since 2009 to save more than $700 million in taxpayer funds through targeted, common-sense budget reductions. These reductions have put USDA in a better position to carry out its mission, while implementing sequester budget reductions in a fair manner that causes as little disruption as possible.