EAST LANSING, Dec.
14, 2009 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Director
for Michigan James J. Turner today presented a
ceremonial check totaling $2,671,000 to the Village of Waldron for
water system upgrades.
“USDA Rural Development
is proud to help improve water quality for Waldron residents,” said
Turner. “This is another example of how we are investing in Michigan’s
The money consists of a
$1,270,000 loan and $1,401,000 grant and will be used to make
improvements in the water distribution system, looping lines,
improvements to the treatment plant and replacing the existing elevated
water storage tank with a new 150,000-gallon tank. The project will
serve 260 rural customers.
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
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