Northwest Lummi Reservation Water System Improvement Project received
$492,000 in loan funds and $634,137 in grant funds to connect to the
Lummi water and sewer system.
Gooseberry Point Water System Integration Project is another independent
water system that the Lummi have acquired and will upgrade for fire
flow and connection to their system using $381,000 in loan and $391,395
in grant funds from USDA Rural Development.
- USDA Rural
Development approved a water and waste disposal loan for $356,890 and
grant of $400,000 to be used to connect tribal users in the northwestern
part of the Lummi Reservation to a new water supply.
- The Yakama
Nation Tribal Council passed a resolution in July 2001 creating a Parker
Water Utility District with the intent of owning, operating and
maintains a future water system. At a total cost of $2.9 million from
USDA Rural Development Loan/Grant funding leveraged with EPA and other
Washington State funding, the project will consist of developing two
well sources, a single reservoir and a distribution system.
- A Water
and Waste Disposal Grant of $80,000 through Section 306c Native American
earmarked funds was approved for the Spokane Tribe of Indians to put
steel walls and a roof on a solid waste transfer station that is being
constructed with tribal funds of $30,000; Indian Health Services funding
of $283,000 and EPA funding of $38,569.
Squaxin Island Tribe currently operates three distinct water systems
that serve a population of 405 people. In 1993 and 1994, EPA notified
the tribe that it was in violation of the Lead and Copper rule and does
not meet sanitary location requirements. To bring the tribe into
compliance, USDA Rural Development approved a loan of $344,200 and a
Native American Set-Aside Program Grant of $800,000, leveraged with
funds and in-kind contributions to provide tribal residents with safe
The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, in
partnership with USDA Rural Development, made needed improvements to
their water system, which included the construction of a new 720,000
gallon storage tank and stand pipe, refurbishing the existing 115,000
gallon tank, and replacing existing well pumps.