Peterson announces Miltona wastewater treatment improvements

Aug 1, 2011

(WASHINGTON, DC)—Congressman Collin C. Peterson announced that the City of Miltona will receive nearly $2 million from USDA Rural Development to improve the city’s wastewater treatment infrastructure. The funding comes in the form of a $1,396,000 loan and a $570,000 grant.

“These funds are critical to meeting Miltona’s need for wastewater treatment improvements,” Peterson said.

The project will expand the city’s existing wastewater treatment lagoons, replace 3,700 feet of sewer line and repair 2,900 feet of sewer line. These improvements will resolve the city’s problems with inflow and infiltration and a lack of capacity at the wastewater lagoons.

“Investing in infrastructure creates jobs during the construction period and helps build a foundation of future economic development and job growth,” said Colleen Landkamer, USDA Rural Development State Director. “The City of Miltona is making an investment in its future with this project.”

Rural Development has invested about $200 million throughout Minnesota since 2009 to improve rural wastewater and drinking water treatment infrastructure. Rural Development also finances housing, community facilities, business development and renewable energy projects in rural areas.

To learn more about Rural Development programs, visit www.rurdev.usda.gov/mn, or call the local office in Alexandria at (320) 763-3191, ext. 4.