USDA Rural Development Colorado: Trump Administration Invests $10 Million in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements for Town of Estes Park
DENVER, CO – September 22, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $268 million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across 28 states.
“Upgrading the infrastructure that delivers safe drinking water and modern wastewater
management facilities will improve public health and drive economic development in our small
towns and cities,” Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is a strong partner with rural communities, because we know that when rural America thrives, all of America thrives,” said Brand.
In Colorado, the Town of Estes Park will use a $7,675,000 loan and a $2,369,000 grant to improve and expand the Glacier Creek Water Treatment Plant (GCWTP).
“After these improvements are completed, the GCWTP will be the sole source of water treatment year around, providing clean drinking water to users in the Estes Valley,” said USDA Rural Development Colorado State Director Sallie Clark. “This project assures that the plant will also be brought back into compliance per Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment drinking water disinfection requirements,” said Clark.
USDA is funding 76 projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. These investments will help to improve rural water infrastructure for 267,000 residents. To learn more about investment resources for rural areas, interested parties should the Colorado State Office.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information in Colorado, visit http://www.rd.usda.gov/co.