Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $2.3 Million for Water and Sewer Improvements for Dalton

Sep 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the City of Dalton a loan of $1,915,000 and a grant of $421,000 for water and sewer improvements. The funding will be used to make repairs to the wastewater plant and water and wastewater line replacement.

“Investing in our infrastructure creates job and aids in economic growth,” Klobuchar said. “This investment will help promote the health and wellness of people across Dalton.”

“Upgrading our infrastructure is critical for the public health of our communities, and for making sure they can compete economically,” Franken said. “And that’s especially true for rural communities in Minnesota and across the country. This year, during my 'Rural Infrastructure Listening Tour' of our state, I’ve heard from many rural communities about the infrastructure improvements they need. I'm pleased that Dalton will receive this new funding to make some of those upgrades by strengthening their water and sewer systems.”

“Safe, clean water is important to keeping our rural communities vibrant,” Peterson said. “This funding will help Dalton make important infrastructure improvements, helping to drive economic growth.”

This investment is made through USDA Rural Development’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program, which provides assistance and financing to develop drinking water and waste disposal systems for communities with 10,000 or fewer residents.