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ARRA Funds Released for Water Improvements

ARRA Funds Released for Water Improvements
Grants for water projects continue coming.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says funding has been released for 18 projects designed to protect public health by improving water quality and public sanitation services in 12 states. The projects are funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  In making the announcement, the Secretary said that through these Recovery Act projects, we are helping to achieve the Obama Administration's economic recovery goals to rebuild and revitalize the nation's infrastructure.

For example, in rural
Connecticut, the Town of Woodstock has been selected to receive a $786,000 loan and a $614,000 grant to provide wastewater system improvements for the Woodstock Academy. The existing on-site wastewater system was designed for a maximum flow of 6,000 gallons per day and the current flow has reached 5,800 gallons per day.

Also, in rural
Wisconsin, the Village of Cochrane has been selected to receive a one-million dollar loan to provide wastewater system improvements. The existing system consists of a two-cell stabilization pond system with effluent disposal in two seepage cells. Together with 100,000 dollars of borrower contribution, this project will address issues related to stabilization pond leakage, improvement of the fill and draw operation of the stabilization pond, sludge accumulation in the stabilization pond, and encroachment of nearby residential development.

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