USDA Rural Development Colorado: Trump Administration Invests $10 Million in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements for Town of Estes Park
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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.

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2 thoughts on “09-22-20 USDA Rural Development Colorado: Trump Administration Invests $10 Million in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements for Town of Estes Park”
  1. Bennet Announces USDA Rural Development Grant, Loan for Estes Park

    Funding Will Improve and Expand Glacier Creek Water Treatment Plant

    September 24, 2020 – Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has approved a $2,369,000 grant and a $7,675,000 loan for the Town of Estes Park, Colorado to improve and expand the Glacier Creek Water Treatment Plant (GCWTP).

    “Access to clean drinking water is a necessity for every community in Colorado. I’m thrilled to announce USDA has awarded Estes Park this much-needed funding to improve and expand the Glacier Creek Water Treatment Plant,” said Bennet. “Once the improvements made possible by this investment are completed, the GCWTP will provide clean drinking water year-round to thousands of water users in the Estes Valley.”

    “The Town of Estes Park is incredibly grateful to receive this financial support for our community’s critical water infrastructure. The upgrade of the Glacier Creek Water Treatment Plant is perhaps the single most important upcoming capital project for the entire valley, and the funding from USDA brings it much closer to fruition.” – Estes Park Mayor Wendy Koenig

    After improvements to the GCWTP made possible by this funding are completed, it will be the sole source of water treatment year round in the Estes Valley. The USDA Rural Development funding will also enable the plant to complete improvements necessary to regain compliance with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) drinking water disinfection requirements.

  2. U.S. Senator Gardner Welcomes More Than $10 Million from USDA to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Estes Valley

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that Estes Park will receive $10,044,000 in financing from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program for improvements at the Glacier Creek Water Treatment Plant (GCWTP) to provide clean drinking water to the region.

    “It’s essential that all Colorado communities have access to safe and clean drinking water and water treatment facilities,” said Senator Gardner. “It is welcome news that the USDA will invest in this project in Estes Park, and I will keep fighting on behalf of all Colorado communities at the federal level to help ensure their infrastructure and water needs are met.”

    To learn more about this project, click here.

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