Sister Bay Receives $3.4 Million for Rural Water Infrastructure
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA, rd.usda.gov/wi) is investing $201 million to improve rural water infrastructure in 31 states by providing funding through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Eligible applicants include rural cities, towns and water districts.
“USDA is committed to partnering with rural communities to help them build and repair their infrastructure that allows local resources to be used elsewhere to release their economic potential,” said Frank Frassetto, rural development state director. The Village of Sister Bay is receiving a $3.4 million loan and a $1.6 million grant to upgrade its wastewater treatment facility. The current facility was built in 1990; this project will expand it and complete equipment efficiencies to serve 1,200 residents in Sister Bay and part of the Town of Liberty Grove.