Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Nearly $1.2 Million to Improve Water System in Lucan

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 $947,000 and a grant of $250,000 to improve the water system in Lucan. The funds will be used to help rehabilitate the existing lift station and modify the wet well piping.

“Ensuring that our rural communities have access to the funding they need for water system reconstruction is critically important,” Klobuchar said. “This project will bring the environmental benefits of increased water quality and long-term wastewater treatment solutions to Lucan.”

“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 Lucan 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.”

"Clean and reliable water is a necessity," Peterson said. "This funding will provide Lucan with the necessary resources to meet the community's water needs."

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.