Peterson announces over $35 million in grants and loans to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural Minnesota

Dec 7, 2018

Today, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) announced over $35 million for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure improvements in rural Minnesota communities. The funding comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program.

“Upgrading and investing in local water systems creates jobs while keeping communities healthy,” Peterson said. “These funds are critical to meeting our rural communities’ water treatment needs.”

The upgrades will improve the drinking water, storm water drainage, and waste water systems in Redwood, Mahnomen, Douglas, Cottonwood, Big Stone, and Lyon counties.

Details for funding below:

  • Tracy, MN will receive a loan of $8,399,000 and a grant of $4,458,000
  • Clinton, MN will receive a loan of $4,595,000 and a grant of $2,369,000
  • Red Rock Rural Water will receive a loan of $1,400,000
  • Farwell-Kensington Sanitary District will receive a loan of $325,000 and a grant of $1,095,000
  • Mahnomen, MN will receive a loan of $11,919,000
  • Revere, MN will receive a loan of $161,000 and a grant of $402,000

Congressman Peterson is a strong advocate for the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program which serves small rural communities. In 2017 he led the effort to protect the program which was slated to be eliminated in President Trump’s Budget Request.