United States Department
of Agriculture Rural Development
STANTON TOWNSHIP RECEIVES $471,000 FOR CLEANER WATER
LANSING, March 14, 2007 USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett today presented a ceremonial check for $471,000 in loans and grants to Stanton Township to improve water quality.
USDA Rural Development is committed to improving the environment and quality of life for rural residents, said DeRossett. This project will provide cleaner drinking water and prevent harmful pollution.
The funds consist of $123,000 in loans and $348,000 in grants and will be used to replace an old mining collection system with a new community septic tank-drain field system. The upgrade will end the practice of discharging untreated sewage into ground water. The event is part of a series of ceremonies commemorating more than $1.6 million in grants and loans for communities across the Upper Peninsula.
USDA Rural Development's mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. As a venture capital entity, Rural Development provides equity, liquidity, and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. Further information on rural programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting USDA's web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/
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