Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce More Than $1.5 Million to Improve Water Systems in Oslo

Aug 11, 2016

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a loan of $1,137,000 and a grant of $436,000 to improve the water system in Oslo. The funds will be used to help improve sanitary sewer collection and the water distribution system.

“Investments in infrastructure, like upgrades to our water systems, are vital to the economic development and well-being of our state,” Klobuchar said. “This project will help keep Oslo’s water system up-to-date and boost the region’s access to clean, safe water.”

“Water treatment systems keep our families healthy and are critical to any successful community— I’ve heard that time and time again during the ‘Rural Infrastructure Listening Tour’ meetings that my staff and I have been holding all around the state,” Franken said. “This support will help Oslo upgrade its clean water system, which is good news for the entire community, and it will be a boon to the local economy. This type of project is exactly what we need to be doing more of.”

"These funds will enable Oslo to make important improvements to the city's infrastructure," Peterson said. "Clean, safe water is a vital resource for our rural communities."

The USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.