US: $268 million to be invested to modernize rural drinking water

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced to invest $268 million in order to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure under the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program.

“Upgrading the infrastructure that delivers safe drinking water and modern wastewater management facilities will improve public health and drive economic development in our small towns and cities,” Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said.

These investments will help to improve rural water infrastructure for over 260,000 residents.