Rural Development Grant Will Help the City Finish Building Its First Sewer System

WASHINGTON, D.C. [09/10/19]—U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), along with Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN 7) lauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) $350,000 rural development grant to help the city of De Graff finish building its first sewer system, originally funded in 2017. 

Prior to the start of this project, De Graff did not have a sewer system and there were concerns that untreated sewage from septic systems was entering bodies of water throughout the city. 

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

“It’s absolutely critical that we help De Graff build a modern sewer system that supports public safety and health for families in the community,” said Sen. Smith. “I’m pleased to see federal support for this important project.” 

“This project highlights why rural infrastructure funding in the Farm Bill is so important for communities,” said Rep. Peterson. “The De Graff community is thrilled about their new infrastructure.”

You can find more information about the grant here.

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