Bethel Water District approved for $493,000 in grants/loans
POSTED AUG. 19-USDA Rural Development has approved a $278,000 loan and $215,000 grant for the Bethel Water District, according to a press release from Congressman Mike Michaud. The funds will be used to provide additional facilities to increase the supply of water as well as ensure improved quality for the residents of Bethel. The installation of large diameter mains and a river crossing will help alleviate low pressure problems. The project will also provide interconnection and consolidation of the Bethel Water District’s new supply with the West Bethel satellite system.
“This investment will make significant water system improvements possible in Bethel, which will not only provide environmental and economic benefits to area businesses and residents, but also create jobs in the community,” said Michaud.
The funding is being administered by USDA Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program, which provides loans and grants to ensure that the necessary investments are made in water and wastewater infrastructure to deliver safe drinking water and protect the environment in rural areas. Funding of individual recipients is contingent upon their meeting the terms of the loan or grant agreement.