Indiana Water Projects Receive Federal Funding

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $1.2 billion to rebuild and upgrade rural water infrastructure and five Indiana projects are included. USDA is providing financing for 234 projects included in the Water and Waste Disposal and Grant Program. Funding can be used for stormwater drainage, drinking water, and waste disposal projects in rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents. 

The Indiana projects:

  • The Town of Lynnville will use a $1,214,000 loan to provide more funding to upgrade sewer facilities and flow for the town’s 376 homes in rural Warrick County.  Other funding includes a previously obligated $441,000 loan and $932,000 grant from USDA Rural Development; a $50,000 applicant contribution; and a $600,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
  • The Town of Westport will use a $1,082,000 loan and a $2,552,000 grant to replace their water treatment plant. Funding will also help with distribution system upgrades, new water main installation, elevated storage tank improvements, water supply dam stabilization, and water meter replacements. This project will provide safe drinking water to nearly 603 homes in rural Decatur County.  
  • The Town of Monroe City will use a $1,588,000 loan and a $1,204,000 grant to replace the existing lift station and build a new manhole with new 10” sewer to direct flows to a new wet well.  Also, all existing inoperable equipment will be replaced, including blowers, comminutor and controls. This investment will help the town rehabilitate the existing plant, allowing new liners and piping for the polishing ponds, which will then be converted to wet weather flow tanks.  The development and rehabilitation of the system will benefit the Town’s 248 homes.
  • The Town of Monroe City will use a $755,000 loan and a $281,000 grant to install a new, deeper well within the current well field, rehabilitation of current wells, elevated tank rehabilitation, gate valve replacement and water meter replacement.  
  • The Town of Summitville will use a $2,756,000 loan and a $2,734,000 grant to separate the sanitary sewer system from the storm water system for the 394 homes in rural Madison County.  The proposed facility will include a new vacuum sewer system to serve nearly 230 homes.

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