Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $6 Million for Water, Sewer, and Storm Systems Improvements for Brownton

Sep 14, 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 awarded the City of Brownton a loan of $5,309,000 and a grant of $724,000 for water, sewer, and storm systems improvements.  

“Investing in our water and waste infrastructure is a down payment on the long-term well-being of our communities,” Klobuchar said. “This investment will benefit the people and businesses of Brownton.”

“Upgrading our rural infrastructure strengthens our economy and improves public health,” Franken said. “And this year, during my 'Rural Infrastructure Listening Tour' of Minnesota, I’ve heard from many rural communities about the infrastructure improvements they need. I'm pleased that Brownton will receive this new support to strengthen their water, sewer, and storm systems.”

“This funding will help Brownton make important infrastructure improvements,” Peterson said. “This will ensure the city’s residents continued access to safe drinking water.”

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.