USDA Rural Development: Trump Administration Invests $268 Million in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 28 States, including Colorado…
Projects Will Improve Rural Water Infrastructure for 267,000 Rural Residents and Businesses
September 21, 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 (PDF, 222 KB).
- The town of Estes Park $7,675,000 $2,369,000 This Rural Development investment will be used to improve and expand the Glacier Creek Water
Treatment Plant (GCWTP). After improvements are completed, the CWTP will be the sole source of water treatment year around, providing clean drinking water to users in the Estes Valley. The plant will also be brought back into compliance per Colorado Department of Public Healthy and
Environment drinking water disinfection requirements.
- In Hulbert, Okla., the Tenkiller Utilities Authority (TUA) is receiving a $10.6 million loan and a $4.6 million grant to build a regional water treatment plant. The 1.8-million-gallon-per-day plant will be constructed on the western side of Lake Tenkiller at the existing plant site, in Cherokee County. TUA consists of nine rural water systems. Seven of those systems have small, operationally challenged treatment plants, and two systems purchase their water. A transmission line, two pump stations and three water storage tanks will be built to connect the systems. This project will deliver safe and sanitary water through one common plant, increase water and energy efficiency, and reduce operation and maintenance costs.