News Release
Release No.STELPRD4021479
ContactGreg Batson(573) 876-9304
Licking, MO, May 16, 2013 --

@@Rural Development State Director Anita J. (Janie) Dunning today announced funding for Public Water Supply District #4 of Texas County to install an additional water tank and upgrade the water system for the district’s 855 users. Rural Development approved a $1,300,000 Water Loan.

"Access to safe drinking water is critical to our rural communities,” Dunning said. “Without water, houses would not be constructed, schools would not be established and business would not locate to an area. Rural Development commends the Public Water Supply District #4 of Texas County for, not only recognizing the necessity of water to rural life, but also the requirement to improve and maintain the system that is vital to the future of families in rural Missouri."

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For further information about Rural Development programs in Missouri visit the website at: or call the Springfield Area Office at (417) 831-5246.

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 $181 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.


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