Senator Stabenow Applauds Announcement of More Than $8 Million for Michigan Water ProjectsWednesday, April 22, 2015
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that three Michigan projects in Standish Township in Arenac County and Village of Mesick in Wexford County will receive $8,397,000 to support necessary improvements to local water and wastewater systems. This major investment is part of Sen. Stabenow's 2014 Farm Bill, which increased funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Water and Environmental programs.
"The 2014 Farm Bill increased support to improve rural water infrastructure and help communities across Michigan grow and thrive," said Stabenow. "Today's announcement is great news for families and small businesses in Standish and Mesick who rely on a safe, clean water supply in their communities."
Two projects in Standish Township will receive $5,510,000 in grants and loans for a new sewer collection system and a new water distribution system. The Village of Mesick will get $2,887,000 to make improvements to their sewer system. Sen. Stabenow is Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, which has jurisdiction over rural development projects.
Standish Township will receive the following for a new sewer collection system:
Standish Township will receive the following for a new water distribution system:
The Village of Mesick will receive the following for sewer system improvements:
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